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Troopers say Buckland man's threats prompted school to go into lockdown mode


BUCKLAND, Alaska — A 34-year-old Buckland man faces a terroristic threatening charge after troopers allege he threatened to shoot children at the local school.

Alaska State Troopers claim Fred Armstrong called the school in Buckland Wednesday, claiming he was frustrated because his 4-year-old daughter was being bullied at school. Troopers allege in the post that he said he was ready to come to the school with a gun and shoot the kids who were bullying his daughter.

School officials called troopers and immediately put the school into lockdown.

Troopers say in an online post Armstrong awaits arraignment at the Kotzebue jail. Online court records early Thursday didn't indicate charges had been filed against Armstrong.

Buckland is an Inupiat Eskimo village of nearly 500 people, located 425 miles northwest of Anchorage.

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