East Sac student threatened
His attorney says the alleged threat was not credible
An East Sac County High School student allegedly threatened in class last month to go on a killing spree if sentenced to prison for the multiple counts of burglary and theft he faces, according to court records.
Daniel Rangel, 18, of Sac City, was charged with five felony theft, burglary and criminal mischief charges for allegedly going into a Sac City house on Nov. 8 and stealing a television, jewelry and $16,000 cash. He has pleaded not guilty and faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
On Dec. 14, Rangel allegedly threatened at the high school in Lake View to kill people if he was sentenced to "jail for a long period of time."
"This comment caused extreme concern for the safety of students of the school from those who overheard the threat," according to a criminal complaint against Rangel.
Rangel was charged last week with disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor, for the school threat. His attorney, Scott Schleisman, of Lake City, asked a judge Monday to reduce Rangel's bail to $1,000 or less because Rangel does not have the ability to carry out the threat.
"Mr. Rangel doesn't own any firearms," Schleisman wrote.
He further wrote that Rangel did not direct the threat at any specific person or people.
Rangel is being held on $10,000 bond at Sac County Jail in Sac City. It's unclear when a judge will decide whether to release Rangel.
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