Maple Grove Teacher Sentenced for Felony Terroristic Threats

19 Jun

Maple Grove Patch reports that Robert Christopher Baker of Maple Grove was sentenced yesterday to three years probation, a $300 fine,  and 24 days in a Hennepin County workhouse after pleading guilty to a felony charge of making “terroristic threats” against two area high schools.

According to a previous Patch story, the charges stemmed from a Facebook posting by Baker, a former substitute teacher, which included a cartoon figure holding what appeared to be a rocket launcher, with the caption, “First, we’ll blow up Osseo Senior. Then, we’ll blow up Maple Grove Senior.”  Baker said he posted the cartoon because he was angry about being fired from the schools. It is unclear from the reporting whether Baker targeted his cartoon at the schools themselves or any school employees. It is clear, however, that because of these cartoons, Baker is now a convicted felon.

“Terroristic threats” are defined in Minn. Stat. 609.713.

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