A man who threatened to purchase an assault rifle and kill people at Canaan Public School if his daughter was exposed to “a transgender” has been taken into custody

A man who threatened to purchase an assault rifle and kill people at Canaan Public School if his daughter was exposed to “a transgender” has been taken into custody. New Hampshire State Police on Tuesday arrested 36-year-old Shane Gobeil of Canaan, Vt., and charged him with harassment. He is being held in preventative detention and his right to possess firearms was suspended indefinitely under an Extreme Risk Protection Order issued by Essex County (Vt.) Superior Court. Canaan School canceled classes on Tuesday and yesterday as a precaution.  Gobeil made threats captured on video Monday at Solomon’s Store in West Stewartstown, N.H. In security footage he is heard saying, “the schools changing, before you know it, there’s going to be a drag queen show and you know what, I’m probably going to show up and kill somebody. A lot of bodies. You understand? If you guys ever do that to Canaan, and my daughter is in the school, be ready for gods wrath.” The threats were overheard by two Canaan School students, ages 16 and 17, and reported by a teacher to Vermont State Police. Gobeil told VSP he didn’t care that his comments were concerning to students, parents and teachers, and went on to say that “he intended to exercise his right to own firearms stating that he wished to purchase an AK47 at some point.”  Vermont State Police were informed by Canaan Public School Superintendent Karen Conway that there were transgender students in the school system. They also learned that Gobeil had been convicted of second-degree assault on March 4, 2015. Based on those circumstances, they determined there was probable cause that Gobeil’s threats had placed others in reasonable fear of harm. He was arrested without incident.