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Alberta man charged after threat made against Medicine Hat school

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An 18-year-old man from southern Alberta has been charged with making a threat that touched on the deadly elementary school shooting in Connecticut.

Police in Medicine Hat say they started an investigation on Boxing Day into comments posted on Facebook.

Investigators say the post included remarks about the deadly shooting in Newtown, Conn., and a threat aimed at a Medicine Hat school.

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The 18-year-old was arrested and has been charged with making threats and publishing obscene matter.

He is being held in custody until his next court appearance Monday.

Police have not named the man charged or the school involved.

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