SHEBOYGAN – A 21-year-old Sheboygan man was arrested for Facebook posts about school shootings.
Joshua J. Bagemehl was charged with terrorist threats, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 1.5 years in prison and two years extended supervision.
According to the criminal complaint:
Police received an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip on Dec. 12 that said Bagemehl was planning a school shooting. On his Facebook page, Bagemehl had posted about buying a semi-automatic assault rifle and said he thought it would be “funny” if a school shooting occurred in Sheboygan.
Bagemehl’s mother told officers that he is schizophrenic and bipolar.
During a search of Bagemehl home, officers recovered a .22 caliber assault-style rifle, 299 rounds of .22 caliber tactical ammunition and handwritten notes concerning homemade weapons.
Police also found plan for a “hostile takeover.
Bagemehl admitted to posting on Facebook and told officers that he did it to get a “reaction” out of people.
Bagemehl told officers that they would find ISIS videos, including a beheading and drive-by shootings, on his computer and cell phone. He said he had been watching videos of that type for five years and that they “never get old.”
He told officers that he gets the urge to shoot people and that watching videos relieves his stress so that he doesn’t shoot people.