Man Who Threatened President Pleads Guilty For Threatening to "Torture and Murder" Schoolchildren

August 14, 2012 at 7:00 am (Brent Dickinson, Brent G. Dickinson, New York, President Obama, Saratoga County, Schoolchildren, Terroristic Threat, Torture)

Brent Dickinson was arrested in March for sending threatening messages about President Obama via a White House message board.

Now, the man who claimed his threats were being “blown way out of proportion” has pled guilty to making a terroristic threat.  That threat involved an expressed desire to “torture and murder” school children.

Brent Dickinson pleaded guilty Monday to sending an email threatening to “torture and murder” local schoolchildren.

Dickinson, 33, was arrested in March following a joint investigation by the Secret Service and the Saratoga Springs Police Department.

He pleaded guilty to attempted making a terroristic threat, a felony.

Dickinson also threatened President Barack Obama in the message and has yet to answer that charge in federal court.

Dickinson faces 1 to 3 years in prison, he is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 15.

His threats involved taking the children hostage and then killing them.

Even more frightening, Dickinson was caught on the premises of a Saratoga County elementary school one week prior to his arrest.  He was asked to leave.

The 33-year-old local man accused of threatening to murder President Barack Obama and Saratoga County elementary school students visited an area school one week before his arrest and was told to leave the premises, police said …

… “He stopped at a school a week prior to the arrest to use the bathroom. The principal saw him and had him leave,” said Saratoga Springs Police Lt. John Catone, who would not specify which school Dickinson visited, other than saying it was located somewhere in the city.

Another report indicated that Dickinson had visited two schools before his arrest – one public and one private.

Dickinson’s problems have only begun, as he faces federal charges for his threats against the President.

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