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Man Causing School Lock Down Pleads No Contest

04 Apr News

A man who caused Wausau West High School to enter a soft lock down last fall has pleaded no contest to 3 charges after a plea deal.

Nineteen year old Marcos Garza was found guilty due to that no contest plea on a felony count of threat to injure and misdemeanors for carrying a concealed weapon and threatening injury or harm with a computer message.

Last October, Garza sent threatening text messages to a student at the high school, that student then contacted authorities. Garza was eventually arrested without incident, and he was not near the school at the time. Officials put the school into soft lock down as a precaution.

He will have his sentence withheld as he completes 3 years of probation. Other portions of the sentence include continuing his schooling or community service, fines, an apology letter to the school, and no contact with the victim or the high school.