Jared Loughner Has Not-So-Secret Admirer; Nevada GED Student (Age 40, Mind You) Threatens to Shoot Up Class "Like That Guy in Arizona"
Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner has a fan -- he's a thoughtless, 40-year-old GED student in Nevada who threatened to shoot up his classroom "like that guy in Arizona."
Ismael Segura-Hernandez was arrested yesterday afternoon after disrupting his GED class at Western Nevada College by continuously "blurting out" during the course's orientation lesson.
According to the arrest report, like all students in the class, Segura-Hernandez was given an exam during Monday's lesson. After answering only two of 12 questions, he became agitated -- he mentioned something about anger management, and then threatened to get a gun and shoot everyone in the class.
Then his idiotic threat took a tasteless turn: Segura-Hernandez told the class he was going to do it "the way they do it in Arizona," obviously referring to Loughner.
After his arrest, Segura-Hernandez said to cops that he'd told the class that "you guys are going to make me like the guy in Arizona who comes back and shoots everyone."
Looks like someone could use a lesson in too soon, which Segura-Hernandez is now poised to recieve -- he's been charged with a felony count of making terrorist threats, and a misdemeanor count of disturbance of a school. He's being held on $25,000 bond.
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