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Teen Vowing to“Make History” with a Gun is Charged

A Branson teen posted online he was going to buy an assault rifle and make history. Now, he is facing a felony charge.

18-year-old William James Nelson of Branson was charged Thursday with making a terroristic threat.

The Branson Police Department tells News Talk KZRG that they were tipped off before midnight Tuesday about a series of messages that Nelson allegedly sent from his account to a female classmate.

In the messages, Nelson allegedly pledged “allegiance to Allah,” asked where he could buy a gun and talked about needing a bullet proof vest.

Documents in the case say Nelson told police that he planned to meet an unnamed individual to buy an AR-15 assault rifle.

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