Dubuque man gets two years of probation for threatening middle school students on social media

Curtavion Saunders (Courtesy image)
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) - A Dubuque man will serve two years of probation for threatening students on social media last month.

Curtavion Saunders, 20, pleaded guilty to a charge of 1st-degree harassment.

On January 13th, authorities said he posted a warning telling students at Jefferson Middle School not to go to school the next day, or they would 'be in ashes, pure death.'

The Dubuque school district delayed classes 2 hours until authorities determined the threat was not credible.

Investigators used Saunders' cell phone to link him to the posts.