A judge Tuesday denied bail for a Chico State custodian in Northern California who faces possible hate crime charges, reports KRCR.
Authorities in Butte Couny says 33-year-old Kerry Jer Thao just graduated from the university days earlier.
According to ABC10, the FBI reached out to the university and showed them evidence that Thao had left threatening comments on YouTube urging Asians to “take up arms and shoot White and Black people.”
“While no specific threat was made against the University or any member of the campus community, the language was disturbing and required immediate action,” the university said in a statement.
Police took him into custody and say they also confiscated three handguns and four rifles from inside of his home. Thao obtained all his guns legally.
If eventually charged, the misdemeanor could mean up to a $1,000 fine and one year in prison. Thao is expected to enter a plea on Thursday.
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said Thao made his comments under videos about shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde and Orange County.
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