Indictment: Cheney Man Threatened High School Student On Social Media
WICHITA, KAN. – Gage H. Clausen, 20, Cheney, Kan., is charged with one count of making a threat via interstate communications. The crime is alleged to have occurred June 27, 2020, in Cheney, Kan.
Clausen is alleged to have used social media to send a threat to a 15-year-old student at Derby High School. The threat was couched in racist language and referred to the victim as a “filthy farm animal.”
If convicted, he could face up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.