Florida Woman Accused in School Threats Arrested

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Miami, FL (AP) - Federal authorities say a woman charged with making
threats that caused 300 Florida schools to be locked down and a
congressman-elect's top aide to step down has been arrested.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 48-year-old Ellisa Martinez of
New Port Richey, Fla., was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

A criminal complaint says Martinez sent an e-mail to WFTL
conservative radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman. It talked about
gun rights and that "something big" would happen at a government
building in Broward County, maybe a school.

The complaint says Martinez later called the Pompano Beach
station, claiming her husband was going to shoot up a school. All
Broward County schools were locked down.

Kaufman then decided not to become Rep.-elect Allen West's chief
of staff.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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