Chicago-area dad charged after allegedly threatening school

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Authorities have charged a suburban Chicago father for allegedly writing on Facebook that his brother could go to an elementary school with an AR-15 rifle to send a message his son shouldn’t be bullied.

Paul R. Chapman, of Lyons, appeared in Cook County bond court Saturday on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Prosecutors say the 43-year-old made the threat last week after his first-grader son was pushed into a bookshelf by another student at Lyons’ Robinson Elementary School. The postings included a photo of the brother in a military uniform.

Chapman’s lawyer says his client never threatened any specific person or place. The judge set bail at $10,000. He also ordered Chapman to stay off social media and not have contact with the school.

Chapman’s next hearing is Tuesday.

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