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Mother made other school threats before Portage arrest

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PORTAGE (WKOW) -- A Portage mother who faces a felony charge after authorities say she threatened to shoot people at an elementary school was convicted of disorderly conduct last year after also threatening violence at a different school.

Court records show 31-year old Cary Murphy argued over the phone with a social worker at Sun Prairie's Eastside Elementary School  Dec. 18, 2012. over the school's handling of one of her children. The argument took place days after a man shot and killed more than a dozen elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut.

"If you thought Friday in Connecticut was bad, just wait and see what I can do. I'm going to blow this (expletive) up," a criminal complaint states Murphy told the social worker.

Murphy was convicted in August 2013 and fined $442. During the course of her case, a judge barred her from the Sun Prairie school. At the time of the case, Murphy lived in Sun Prairie.

Murphy has a scheduled court appearance June 20 in Columbia County. Authorities say Murphy argued over the phone with a Portage School District worker May 29 over the treatment of one of her children, and told the worker "...she was going to shoot everyone."


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