EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A teacher, Terry Moran, has been charged with a felony after he allegedly threatened to shoot students. According to court documents, Moran, a 59-year-old teacher at Mason Clark Middle School, made the statement on May 9 to another teacher, saying he “ought to bring a gun to school and shoot them all in the name of God.” He was allegedly referring to the students.

Moran has denied intending to carry out the threat and claims he does not own a gun. Currently, he is barred from visiting the school premises.