On Monday a masked man ordered children be evacuated at Eagle Valley Elementary School in Eagle Mountain, Utah. He ordered the school to do this so that “no one will get hurt.” The threat from the man forced the bomb squad and police snipers to come to the school. An evacuation of the school took place, and according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect is now in custody.
— Nick McGurk (@NickMcGurkTV) September 19, 2016
Bird, Assistant to the Superintendent of the Alpine School District Kimberly Bird told KSTU that all children are off the school premise.
Bird told the local Fox affiliate that a man wearing a mask entered the school office shortly after 2:00pm, warning, “Evacuate the kids and no one will get hurt.”
The suspect, Christopher Craig was photographed wearing what appears to be a Muslim outfit including a bright green garb with a white head covering.
Utah elementary school bomb threat happening as we speak pic.twitter.com/BU0TbFEJCw
— GMT (@MayTheGusBWithU) September 19, 2016
The suspect is the same man who drove onto an elementary school playground in 2014, dressed in a similar outfit.
Craig has called himself an “Islamist jihadist” and even sent out written threats to several media outlets before the Eagle Mountain incident occurred on Monday.
In an email to the El Paso Times, Craig wrote that he would “call 911 with a threat of an explosive and drive onto my 9yr olds elementary school, Eagle Valley Elementary, with a True Explosive.”
Craig also wanted to be known under an Islamic name saying he was “was born into this world under the slave name of Christopher Craig. Currently, I am known as The Radical Islamic Jihadist Muhammad Allah Al-Khidr.”
“My reason for writing Today is because of my pending arrest and hunger strike which begins when I press send on this Discourse of Truth. In 2 hours, call Eagle Mountain PD in Eagle Mountain, UT if you think I am bluffing. Ask them.”
The email also read, “Racism is the reason for my hunger strike, to take this conversation deeper, to The Truth, Core, and roots.”
Instead of fighting racism, he will be sending some time in a jail cell.
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