$10,000 bond for man accused of threatening to shoot up Washburn school

Published: Sep. 30, 2019 at 4:52 PM CDT
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Law enforcement say they arrested a man over the weekend who threatened to shoot up a Washburn school.

Nineteen-year-old Bailey Bauer is charged with terrorizing. McLean County Sheriff’s Department deputies say Bauer posted on Facebook threatening to shoot “that school up for 1 kid.” Deputies say Bauer made the threat because a student at Washburn Public School made an inappropriate comment about his sibling.

Bauer admitted to making the post, according to the affidavit.

A judge set Bauer’s bond at $10,000 in cash and can’t have any firearms.

Washburn Public School superintendent Brad Rinas told Your News Leader that they kept all the school doors locked throughout the day, a closed noon hour and indoor recess as a precaution on Monday.

Parents received an email talking about the case on Sunday afternoon saying it didn’t appear like Bauer intended to carry it out but precautions were going to be taken.

Rinas says attendance was a little down Monday but parents were supportive of the district’s decision.

McLean County Sheriff JR Kerzmann says they had increased patrolling in the area of the school Monday.