Man Accused of Threatening Shooting at New Hampshire School Changes Plea to Guilty

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
November 28, 2023US News
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Man Accused of Threatening Shooting at New Hampshire School Changes Plea to Guilty
Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H., in September 2019. (Google Maps/Screenshot via NTD)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—A Maine man charged with using social media to threaten to commit a shooting at a New Hampshire high school has changed his plea to guilty, court documents state.

Police charged Kyle Hendrickson with criminal threatening with a firearm in April. They said he posted a video with a gun outside Portsmouth High School in which he threatened to “shoot up the school.”

A federal grand jury subsequently indicted Mr. Hendrickson in September on charges of interstate threatening communications and possessing a firearm in a school zone. Mr. Hendrickson now intends to plead guilty to those charges and is due in court on Dec. 11, court records state.

Portsmouth closed all schools for a day when the threat occurred.

Mr. Hendrickson has been represented by attorney Murdoch Walker II. Mr. Walker did not return a phone call seeking comment.

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