Indictment: Cheney man threatened Black teen in racist rant

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Kansas man used social media to send a racist threat to a 15-year-old Black student.

A federal indictment made public Friday charges 20-year-old Gage H. Clausen of Cheney with one count of making a threat via interstate communications.

Clausen is accused of threatening a Derby High School student and using racist slurs via Snapchat that referred to the teenager as “a filthy farm animal.”

The U.S. attorney’s office says in a news release that if convicted, he could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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