Woman accused on making threat against local school pleads guilty to lesser charge

A Coon Rapids woman charged in Anoka County District Court with two felonies for allegedly making a threat against a Coon Rapids elementary school has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Anastacia Mae Ryan, 36, entered a guilty plea March 7 to a gross misdemeanor stalking with intent to injure count after originally being charged with two counts of felony terroristic threats.

She was placed on probation for three years and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service work over the next nine months. She won’t serve any jail time.

Probation conditions include a chemical dependency evaluation within 30 days, a mental health evaluation, random urinalysis and breath testing, no use of mood-altering chemicals unless prescribed and no alcohol- or drug-related offenses.

According to the complaint, the late morning of Sept. 20, 2013, Coon Rapids Police and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office were notified by Adams Elementary School staff, concerned about the safety of students, of a threat made to the school on Facebook.

A parent with a student at the school, Ryan had made a recent posting, stating that because “the kids at her new school told her she ugly,” in a week, Ryan was going to blow up the school and “put a special timer” for the “dirty pigs watching my page,” the complaint states.

In a post-Miranda statement, Ryan admitted to the Facebook post as a means to get back at her mother with whom she said she has a very strained relationship.

Interviewed by detectives, Ryan’s mother was concerned about her daughter’s comments and said she was not sure what Ryan was capable of doing.

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