LAHS student arraigned on making terroristic threats charge

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By Tris DeRoma

Devon Greene, the Los Alamos teen who, according witnesses cited in court documents, threatened to “do a shooting at the school,” was arraigned in court earlier this month in Los Alamos Magistrate Court. He pled not guilty.
His pre-trial hearing is scheduled for June 10 at the Los Alamos County Justice Center, where it will it will be determined if there’s a case or not.
According to Los Alamos Police, Greene, the 18-year-old senior at Los Alamos High School, allegedly threatened to do a shooting at the school April 22. Through text messages, Greene allegedly typed “I’m uncomfortable and … and wanna do a (expletive) shooting at the school ... I’m not in a (expletive) happy mood today.”
Police received the information through concerned high school administrators, who were tipped off to the threats through witnesses.
Police immediately made contact with Greene, who told police he was on his way to the police station to explain his actions. Police met up with Green en route and searched his car, finding no weapons. They then allowed him to drive his car to the police station under escort, where they questioned him.
During an interview with police Greene admitted that he was feeling “emotionally unstable” and was seeing a therapist for some emotional problems he was having.
At the end of the interview, police chose to charge him with “using a telephone to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or defend” a charge that’s listed as a misdemeanor offense.
“Through this investigation, I have determined that Devon Greene did send text messages … threatening to commit a school shooting,” said one of the investigating officers in the report.
“This message did threaten violence to a person(s) or school property via a text message sent by telephone, and Devon Greene had made similar threats of violence toward a person(s) or school property.”
Greene was eventually released on a $1,000 bond by Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados.