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Floridian Arrested for Threatening Members of Congress

SUSPECT: John Kless

CHARGES: Making an interstate threat

DATE OF ARREST: April 19

THE DETAILS: On Friday, John Kless, a 49-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, was taken into custody after he made threatening phone calls to Democratic officials in Congress. According to police, Kless ranted about Muslims, black Americans and Representative Ilhan Omar. The suspect also talked about the 9-11 terrorist attacks and illegals coming into the country. The Floridian threatened Democrats that “you’re gonna die…the day you come after our guns.”

 

Two Middle School Students Arrested for Conspiring to Murder Nine People

SUSPECTS: Two unnamed 14-year-old Avon Park Middle School students

CHARGES: Conspiracy to commit murder, Conspiracy to commit kidnapping

DATE OF ARREST: April 17

THE DETAILS: One teacher became extremely suspicious when she noticed one of her students frantically searching for a folder she had misplaced. The teacher noticed the teenage girl tell another student about the missing folder, and the two girls became hysterical. Shortly later, the teacher discovered the folder and decided to take a look inside. She was horrified when she found detailed notes and letters describing a plot to kidnap and kill nine people. In response, the teacher immediately reached out to the school’s resource deputy. Now, both girls are facing felony charges.

 

Fights in Downtown Chicago Lead to at Least 30 Arrests

SUSPECTS: More than 30 teenagers, mostly high school students

CHARGES: Disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, battery

DATE OF ARREST: April 17

THE DETAILS: According to Chicago police, over 31 juveniles, all ranging in age from 15 to 17, were taken into custody late on Wednesday evening. The police noted that over 500 teenagers were traveling through the city when the authorities decided to stop them near the Chicago Theatre. The teens continued to cause chaos through the city, and several fights were reported.

 

FBI Apprehends Vigilantes Stopping Migrants in New Mexico

SUSPECT: Larry Mitchell Hopkins

CHARGES: Illegally possessing a weapon as a convicted felon

DATE OF ARREST: April 20

THE DETAILS: Larry Hopkins, a 69-year-old resident of New Mexico, has been accused of being a member of the vigilante group who has been stopping migrants for the past several months. Hopkins would allegedly detain migrants while armed and demand that they stay put until Border Patrol agents arrive. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has complained about the vigilante group and repeatedly explained how the group’s actions are a violation of the law.

 

Parents Arrested After Toddler Found in IHOP Parking Lot

SUSPECTS: Jordyn Freeman and Randy McMillin

CHARGES: Child neglect, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine

DATE OF ARREST: April 19

THE DETAILS: Employees at an IHOP restaurant in Florida arrived for work at around 5:30 A.M. They were shocked to discover a naked toddler roaming around their parking lot. The concerned workers immediately reached out to the police department. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities found a van nearby. Inside, the toddler’s parents were both passed out. Two nine-month-old twins were also in the backseat of the car. The police also discovered drugs and paraphernalia on the couple, who were both taken to jail. The three children were all provided complimentary pancakes from IHOP before going into the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

 

At Least Ten Students Arrested After Food Fight Turns Violent

SUSPECTS: Ten unnamed Westhill High School students

CHARGES: Riot in the first degree, breach of peace, reckless endangerment and assault on a police officer

DATE OF ARREST: April 19

THE DETAILS: We’ve all seen food fights on television or in the movies, but some Connecticut high school students took this idea way too far. On Friday, at least ten juveniles were taken into custody and charged with multiple offenses after the food fight they planned got “out of control.” According to police, dozens of students planned on executing a prank food fight and spread the idea on social media. Once enough students joined in on the plans, they carried out the attack. The mob of students eventually became so wild that the school’s resource officer became injured trying to control the group. A full can of soda smashed into his head, and he was rushed to the emergency room. Police confirmed that the victim suffered a bad laceration and a mild concussion. Another teacher also suffered trampling-related injuries after several students pushed and kicked her during the ordeal. In response to the ordeal, investigators are urging parents to monitor their children’s use of social media. The whole fight became so out of control that prosecutors believe criminal charges are warranted. Each student is expected to appear in juvenile court.