BAGDAD, AZ - An 18-year-old student is behind bars for allegedly threatening to physically assault and shoot the principal of Bagdad High School.
Yavapai County Sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said Cable Folan threatened the man through a series of text messages.
D'Elvelyn said Folan has been upset with how he thought he was treated by school administrators and was told recently he was probably not going to graduate.
Authorities said Folan has been in trouble before for making threats and inappropriate behavior at school.
School staff took Folan's threats very seriously because they believed he had access to firearms at his home.
After receiving the threat, school administrators contacted authorities.
Deputies were able to locate Folan around 4:30 p.m near Hope and Mesa Drives.
Folan admitted sending the texts because he was upset at the "treatment" by the school, but said he did not intend to carry out the threats.
Folan also acknowledged there were firearms in a locked closet at his home, but claimed he did not have a key to gain access to them.
Deputies contacted Folan’s dad, gained access to the closet, and took custody of several handguns and rifles. Authorities also took additional firearms found at Folan's mother's home.
Deputies also recovered a marijuana plant, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Folan was transported to the Camp Verde Detention Center and booked on charges of interfering or disrupting an educational institution, threatening and intimidating, possession of Marijuana, cultivating Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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