ST. LOUIS COUNTY • A 2003 Lindbergh High School alumnus spoiled his 10-year reunion set for Saturday by posting comments to his Facebook page threatening violence at the event, authorities say.
Andrew Middleton, 28, of the 1100 block of Casa Brazilia Court in unincorporated St. Louis County, was charged Friday with making a terroristic threat. Bail was set at $25,000 cash.
Middleton posted several threatening status updates on Wednesday and Thursday to his own Facebook page and on a Facebook page created to promote the reunion, set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Schoemehl’s Southside Grill, 7529 Michigan Avenue.
The reunion was canceled because of the threats, court documents say. Middleton allowed police to search his apartment, and officers found five loaded firearms, a variety of ammunition and a 12-inch knife.
Middleton admitted to police he had posted the threatening comments but said he was drunk and wrote the comments only “to get a rise out of people.”
A Facebook page for an Andrew Brian Middleton of St. Louis who lists Lindbergh High School in his education history shows several status updates posted this week. One of the posts says, “YOU LINDBERGH HIGH (expletive) MAKE ME SICK. COME MEET MY STEEL. (expletive) YOU. NO FEAR. I KNOW WHO IS AGAINST ME, AND I KNOW WHO WANT’S TO TAKE ME OUT. SO YOU BRING IT (expletive) HEAD’S. I HAVE THE STEEL TO MEET YOU.”
The page also features several drawings of bloody skeletons stabbing bloody corpses with knives.
“I WILL BLOW YOUR (expletive) HEAD OFF.............. WITH MY 9MM OR .45MM,” another post says.
Reunion organizers could not be reached for comment Friday.