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Saratoga Springs man sentenced for threatening school children

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The Saratoga County District Attorney says a man who threatened the U.S. President and local school children has been sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison on Monday.

Brent Dickinson, of 2601 Maple Ave. Apt. 9 in Saratoga Springs, was charged with Attempted Making a Terroristic Threat in March 2012 after his admission of threatening to torture and kill elementary-age school children at an unnamed school in Saratoga County, District Attorney James Murphy says.

Police say he used the computers at Skidmore College and the Saratoga Springs Public Library to send the messages on March 2nd.

Dickinson took full responsibility for sending the emails to the school and to the president, Murphy says.

Dickinson fully admitted his conduct was criminal in court and understood what he did was wrong. He recognized the nature and character of his behavior and realized that his medication is helping him significantly.

The corresponding but unrelated charge of threatening the U.S. President is still pending with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The judge ordered Dickinson is to seek counseling and stay on his medication while incarcerated and after he is released.

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