Feds: Ore. man with sniper book had made threats

October 27, 2011 - 9:05 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Court documents say a 26-year-old Oregon man facing charges that he had a loaded pistol on school grounds after a football game had written a note on a desk when he was in high school saying he wanted to kill teachers and students.

The 1999 note was cited in documents filed in federal court in Medford on Thursday. Prosecutors want to keep Raphael Amoroso of Grants Pass behind bars while he awaits trial on firearms charges.

The hearing scheduled for Thursday was put off to Monday at the request of Amoroso's lawyer.

Amoroso was arrested on drunken driving charges Oct. 7 after leaving a Grants Pass High School parking lot. In his car, police found a gun, ammunition and a novel about a sniper killing people at a football game.