Indictment: Kansas man threatened Black teen in racist rant


September 11, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man used social media to send a racist threat to a 15-year-old Black student, federal prosecutors said Friday.

An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Gage H. Clausen, 20, of Cheney, Kansas, with one count of making a threat via interstate communications.

Clausen is accused of threatening the Derby High School student on June 27, using racist slurs via Snapchat that referred to the teenager as "a filthy farm animal."

If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, the U.S. attorney's office said in a news release....

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