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Man accused of threatening to shoot up workplace gets probation

St. Croix County (WQOW) – A man accused of threatening to shoot up his New Richmond workplace agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors on Wednesday.

Nicholas Cherrier’s employer told investigators Cherrier informed coworkers he had an AR15 in his trunk and made comments about buying armor-piercing ammo and a bulletproof vest to “shoot a bunch of kids.”

He later said he was joking.

Wednesday, Cherrier pleaded no contest to making a terrorist threat and disorderly conduct.

Judge Edward Vlack put him on probation for a year and ordered him to be on GPS monitoring.

He is also prohibited from possessing any guns.

Keith Edwards

Keith Edwards is the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. anchor at News 18.

Keith grew up in the Village of Lake Hallie, attending Chippewa Falls schools where he started pursuing his broadcasting education.

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