Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Zachariah Peterson Threatens to Mow Down (Kill) Teachers at Local Christian School
On September 11th, Zachariah M. Peterson, a Beaverton, Oregon resident, WMA, age 29, was arrested by federal and local authorities and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. He is currently being held on $100,000 bail and charged as an x-felon in possession of a gun – in this case several guns. Other charges are reportedly pending.
This case interests me because of the stunning allegations that Peterson intended / threatened to go to a local school (a Christian middle school) and “mow down” the teachers with which he had grievances.
He has been arrested, but the resulting charges and bail, as well as the news coverage – so far – seems minimal.
“The investigation began Thursday (9-10-15) when state police received an email from the host of an unidentified online community forum.”
True’s note: The online forum has now been identified as ‘General [M]ayhem.’ I had not previously heard of said forum. I did check it out – a gathering of assorted nuts, in my opinion. However, I’m glad this forum has an adult monitoring it with the good sense to report the psychotic posting of Peterson.
“The email alerted police about a disturbing post made on the forum site at 1:50 a.m. Sept. 4 by someone who claimed to have attended a Christian middle school as a youth and suffered abuse at the hands of teachers and administrators.”
“The poster wrote of planning to enter the middle-school building… catch each one of the abusive teachers and mow them down with a shotgun, according to a federal criminal complaint…”
“…the poster would enter the elementary school building and execute as many abusers as possible along with personnel in the administrative office, the federal affidavit said.”
True’s note: I suppose it could be inferred that students present at the time, and injured or killed, would incidentally and merely constitute inadvertent collateral damage.
“The federal agents and state police traced the online post to an IP address…”
“On Thursday… the alleged poster, Zachariah M. Peterson, allowed investigators into his home. There, police located four firearms and ammunition. Peterson also admitted he sent the threatening online post and was taken into custody.”
“Oregon State Police arrested Peterson. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 1:17 a.m. Friday on a federal marshal's hold and accused of a single allegation of felon in possession of a weapon. Investigators also seized his firearms.”
** Above quoted information from an article written by The Oregonian reporter, Maxine Bernstein on 9/12/15.
More to follow…