- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man has been arrested after police say he wrote threatening messages on Facebook targeting the Department for Children and Families and the public.

The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/1J1n9Zc ) 40-year-old Timothy Bright, of St. Johnsbury, was arrested Saturday and that police say he confessed to the posting. He was released and is due back in court Aug. 24 on charges of disturbing the peace using electronic communication.

The threats followed the fatal shooting of social worker Lara Sobel in Barre on Aug. 7.

Police Chief Clement Houde said the posting was the second threat made against the Department in three days.

A phone listing for Bright could not be found Tuesday. It was not immediately known if he was being represented by an attorney.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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