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Sioux City teen pleads guilty to making online threat to shoot girl

Sioux City teen pleads guilty to making online threat to shoot girl


STORM LAKE, Iowa -- A Sioux City teenager has pleaded guilty to using social media to threaten to shoot a Storm Lake girl.

Rachel Bowman mugshot


Rachel Bowman, 19, entered her written plea Thursday in Buena Vista County District Court to one count of third-degree harassment, a simple misdemeanor. She initially had been charged with first-degree harassment. Sentencing was set for Feb. 3.

Storm Lake police on Jan. 10, 2019, responded to a report that a 15-year-old female Storm Lake High School student had received threats on social media.

Police arrested a 17-year-old Storm Lake girl for third-degree harassment, and identified Bowman as a second suspect but could not immediately locate her. She was arrested in August in Sioux City.

According to court documents, Bowman sent the 15-year-old a message that she was going to "pop a bullet" in her.

The 17-year-old is being prosecuted in juvenile court.

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