A former secretary at a Kansas elementary school who admitted to emailing a bomb threat last year has been indicted on federal firearms charges, authorities said Tuesday.
Claudia Rodriguez-Oviedo, 33, faces two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a person illegally in the United States, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a statement.
The indictment claims Rodriguez-Oviedo, a native of Mexico, was in possession of a Remington handgun and 35 rounds of ammunition when she was arrested in connection with the bomb threat targeting Unified School District 382 in Pratt this past Nov. 8, reports Fox News.
According to an affidavit made public that December, Rodriguez-Oviedo told authorities that she sent the bomb threat to “see what it felt like.” At the time, she was working as a secretary at Southwest Elementary School in Pratt.
Rodriguez-Oviedo is currently serving a 1-year sentence after being convicted in Pratt County District Court on charges of placing a fake bomb threat targeting USD 382 in Pratt. She was working at Southwest Elementary School and reportedly said she made the bomb threat to “see what it felt like.”
After her local arrest, she allegedly admitted she owned a handgun and a search of her residence found a Remington handgun and box of ammunition. A federal criminal complaint was initially filed against her in December.
At the time of Rodriguez-Oviedo’s sentencing, Pratt County Attorney Tracy Beverlin said that her visa was due to expire this month and her deportation was imminent.
If convicted of both gun charges, Rodriguez-Oviedo faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000, said McAllister, who added that ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) investigated the case.
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