New Idaho law cites man for threats against Moscow schools
MOSCOW, Idaho — UPDATE:
The man has been identified as 26-year-old Michael D. Mastro of Moscow, Idaho.
A new Idaho law allowed police to cite a man for allegedly making threats against schools in Moscow.
The case came together early Thursday morning, when a police officer in Mansfield, Texas, reportedly saw threatening comments on YouTube.
The person who made the posts allegedly threatened to shoot up two schools in Moscow, Idaho. The Dallas area officer contacted Moscow Police who quickly identified and located the suspect.
Detectives interviewed a 26-year-old Moscow resident Thursday morning about the threats. The man was cited for misdemeanor threatening violence towards schools under a new law just signed by the governor.
The revisions now allow Idaho law enforcement to issue citations for making online threats against schools.
The man’s identity has not yet been released. Moscow Police did say he did not have access to firearms and believe he wasn’t able to carry out the alleged threat.
Officers also notified Moscow School District officials of the threat early Thursday morning. Moscow schools are operating normally as of Thursday morning.