Lauderdale Co. man indicted for threatening school shooting, violence towards Black people

Lauderdale Co. man indicted for threatening school shooting, violence towards Black people
Christian Blake Bunyard, 18, charged in federal indictment of threatening school shooting, violence against African-Americans (Source: Madison Co Detention Center)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Christian Blake Bunyard, 18, of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, has been charged in a federal criminal indictment with two counts of making threats in interstate commerce and one count of making an interstate transmission of an extortionate communication, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Michelle A. Sutphin with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.

According to the indictment, in May and July 2020, Bunyard utilized Snapchat to threaten a school shooting, to kill and rape African Americans in Oxford, Mississippi, and to rape another Snapchat user if she did not provide nude photos.

Bunyard appeared for arraignment Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson. The case has been set for trial on December 17, 2020 before U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate in Jackson.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department.

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