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HAMILTON, Mont. -

(AP) - An 18-year-old western Montana high school student is charged with intimidation and assault with a weapon after reportedly making numerous threats to "shoot up the school."
  
Maclean William Kayser of Darby was charged Tuesday in Ravalli County Justice Court. His bail was set at $50,000. He has not entered a plea.
  
Court records say he told investigators he was joking and regretted frightening students.
  
Witnesses reported Kayser said on Feb. 12 or 13 that he was going to commit a school shooting and that students wearing a red shirt would be spared while those wearing yellow would be targeted. A Feb. 15 Snapchat post referred to the Florida school shooting a day earlier and was captioned "soon coming to Darby."
  
School officials reported the threats to law enforcement on Feb. 18. Kayser was arrested the next day.

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2/21/2018 9:44:29 AM (GMT -8:00)

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