Andrew (Andy) Middleton, 28, of Saint Louis County has been charged with threatening physical violence at his 10-year HS reunion. Charges include 1-count of making a terrorist threat. The 10-year class reunion was for Lindbergh High School and occurred on Friday night. Reportedly, Middleton had allegedly posted several threatening status updates to his Facebook page and an additional Facebook page that was created for the purpose of promoting the reunion. Sadly, the reunion was scheduled for Saturday night but was canceled in light of this incident. Apparently, Middleton agreed to allow the police to search his home, which resulted in a discovery of 5-loaded firearms, ammunition, and a 12" knife. In his defense, Middleton justified his actions as being under the influences of alcohol when he wrote the comments on Facebook and that he just wanted to get a rise out of his former classmates and nothing more.
I would argue that his supply of weapons, suggests that his actions were premeditated and that he did intend to do bodily harm at the reunion. While it is sad that many people probably traveled from other cities and states to reconnect with former classmates; and that the reunion had to be postponed, it sounds as if many life were saved from being fatally shot or wounded. Having merely browsed through the last few days of his wall posts, in my expert opinion, Middleton is obsessed with death and may have psychopathic tendencies and exhibits a God Complex. It would seem that this is 'his' world and that we are just pawns in his world. To be honest, had the police not caught word about Middleton's attentions, I strongly believe that it would have been a sad weekend following the 12-year anniversary of 9/11/01 and Friday the 13th. God only knows what Middleton would have done at the reunion had he been able to attend the event.
Bail has been set at $25,000 cash only.
The following message was posted by Middleton on his Facebook Page. Warning the following message is disturbing as is many posts on his page. Note: I have edited certain words.
"YOU LINDBERGH HIGH F...KRS MAKE ME SICK.
COME MEET MY STEEL.
I KNOW WHO IS AGAINST ME, AND I KNOW WHO WANT'S TO TAKE ME OUT.
SO YOU BRING IT F..K HEAD'S.
I HAVE THE STEEL TO MEET YOU.
"OH man .......... I lost 30 friends over the past week....
Hahahahahahaha........... you f....krs's have weak skin.
You all make me sick. I knew you did not have my back.
I am the only one who has my own back.
"WOW........ YOU mother f...ker's who set up a HIGH SCHOOL reunion thought it was cool to send me a invite. That is cool.
I saw where you F...KER'S are holding this "CHESSE D..K" festival at.
You f..k head's make me sick.
I have the addresse f..k head's.