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1/16/2013 10:02:00 PM
Teen arrested for alleged threat to shoot principal
Cable Folan
Cable Folan
The Daily Courier

BAGDAD - An 18-year-old student at Bagdad High School was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening to shoot the school's principal, a Sheriff's spokesman said.

Cable Folan is accused of sending text messages with what YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn called "specific information about physical assault" and the threat to shoot the principal.

"Folan has prior issues involving threats and inappropriate behavior at school," D'Evelyn said, and the school staff believed he had access to guns.

Folan was recently told he likely would not graduate, D'Evelyn said, and he "has been upset in the past with perceived treatment by school administrators."

Deputies obtained a search warrant for Folan's home in the 300 block of Randall Street, where they located and arrested him, D'Evelyn said. Folan reportedly admitted to making the threats but claimed he did not actually plan to carry them out. He also said there were guns at the house, but they were locked up.

The deputies contacted Folan's father, who gave them a key to the locked closet containing several handguns and rifles, D'Evelyn said. They also found a marijuana plant, marijuana and paraphernalia.

A second search warrant served on Folan's mother's home turned up "additional firearms accessible to Folan," D'Evelyn said.

Folan was booked into the Camp Verde jail on charges of interfering with or disrupting an educational institution, threatening and intimidating, possession of marijuana, cultivating marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Article comment by: @ Remember the Alamo Bogus

No, he would not have access while he is in jail, but he most likely got out the next day. And once he is home it is easy to get into a closet even if it is locked. On most if not all closet doors the hinge pin is on the outside. All he has to do is get a screwdriver and a hammer, take all the pins out and pull the door off. Wow...real secure. I certainly wouldn't want my life to depend on a locked closet door when a marijuana smoking derelict has threatened to shoot me. And what about the mother's guns? Did it say hers were even locked up?

Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Article comment by: mary hudspeth

Making generalizations about Bagdad shows ignorance. This can and has happened in many places.This was brought to the sherriff's attention because of a concerned parent.I live in Bagdad and have raised 2 responsible children. I am not a child abuser and take exception to your naive and uninformed comments.

Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Article comment by: Scary picture

Ever been to Bagdad? Parents should be brought up on child abuse charges for making a kid live out there where sex, drugs, alcohol and domestic violence are the only entertainment.

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013
Article comment by: YOUTHS GONE WILD

What is happening to our young male youths? Seems they need to enlist in the military at 18 for some discipline. They have this bottled up energy and frustration and no where to put it. Bring back the draft and this country would see less gangs and crimes by these "young, male youths".

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: Proud NRA Patsy

Undoubtedly he is one of my fellow NRA members. Thank you for supporting our cause.

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: Common Senzi

It dosen't say that the firearms were taken, only that a key was given.

This all hinges on the size of the marijuana plants.

If the plants were 2 inches tall and grown under a 24 watt bulb, the parents could be excused.

If the plants were four feet tall and living in his closet then we have a problem.

Either way, looks like a serious failure to spank to me.

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: No one cares about your guns

They took the guns because an adult male living in the household is threatening to shoot people. Sounds reasonable to me.

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: John Stamos

@Remember the Alamo. Read between the lines. It said absolutely nothing about Police confiscating any firearms.

It did however say "They also found a marijuana plant, marijuana and paraphernalia."

So, we've got a couple of things going on here. All bad. All having to do with this teen. What exactly is your point?

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: Upset With Treatment

Why can't these kids just go to school for the reason they are there, to get an education. If we had to threat everyone who we thought treated us wrong in our lives, we would be threatening our parents, teachers, bosses, spouses, children, etc. Can't people just learn to accept authority anymore. These kids think they know everything at 18.

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: To @ Remember the Alamo

It would seem that Remember the Alamo, like Folan, had a hard time in school also.

And I am sure, like Folan, he blames the teachers and administrators for his shortcomings.

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: Yes, They Were Taken By YCSO

Yes, the firearms were taken from a secure locked location by the sheriff's office. The kid is locked up, so I don't see why they took my firearms. It would have taken serious effort to open the reinforced closet without the keys. The 18 yr old did not have access to the keys or the contents of the closet.

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: Hits to Close To Home

This hits way to close to home. I have kids in that school and my kids know this teen. It just goes to show you, It can happen anywhere, even in your own back yard.

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: @ Remember the Alamo

Who said the police did steal them. They said they found them, it did not say they took them.

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: the wino

the MARINE'S need you!
put your $$money$$ where your mouth is!

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Article comment by: Remember The Alamo

So why did the police steal all the guns from this guy's father and mother? He did not have access to either when he is in jail.

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