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BUCKHANNON (AP) — A Buckhannon man will spend at least a year in prison for invoking the mass shooting in Connecticut in a voice-mail message to the Upshur County Board of Education.

Forty-five-year-old Tony Vincent Herndon was convicted in Upshur County Circuit Court of making threats of a terroristic act.

The Inter-Mountain reports that Herndon was sentenced last week to one to three years in prison.

Police say Herndon called the school board's office in January to demand reinstatement of his privilege to be on school property. He said that if school officials refused, they should remember what happened in Newtown, Conn.

In December 2012, a gunman shot and killed 26 people inside an elementary school in Newtown before killing himself.


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