Florida man charged with making threat to Fort Payne school

Anthony Kessler was arrested at a Florida restaurant Tuesday.

Posted: Mar. 28, 2018 2:31 PM
Updated: Mar. 28, 2018 11:59 PM

A Florida man is in jail and waiting to face accusations that he threatened a shooting at a school in Fort Payne.

Anthony Kessler, 19, was arrested Tuesday at a restaurant on Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers, Fla.

Kessler, who lives in Lehigh Acres, Fla., was arrested as a fugitive from justice by the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Fort Payne police and the FBI also worked on the case.

Kessler is accused of threatening to conduct a shooting at a school in Fort Payne.

There's no word on when he might return to Alabama to face the charge.

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