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Napa Man Threatened "Apocalypse" at Pacific Union College, Cops Say

Although Michael Wilson may have other problems, “threatening violence to a school is something we have to take very seriously," Napa County Sheriff's Sgt. Craig Nickles said.

NAPA, CA -- A local man was jailed yesterday after threatening he would "bring the apocalypse" upon the students and staff at Pacific Union College, according to a Napa County sheriff’s sergeant.

On Sunday afternoon, Michael Wilson, 22, called the college, threatening to come onto campus and harm many people if his name was not cleared within 24 hours, said Sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Nickles.

“Mr. Wilson has had problems at PUC before and is banned from coming onto campus,” Nickles said.

Nickles said Wilson had been contacted by Napa Police two days earlier for making threats to harm himself.

Although Wilson may have other problems, “threatening violence to a school is something we have to take very seriously,” Nickles said. 

By intercepting Wilson’s cell phone calls, deputies were able to track down him to Vallejo around 8 p.m. Sunday, Nickles said.

He was taken into custody without any trouble, Nickles said, adding that no weapons were found.

Wilson, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony making threats and booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections.

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vocal-de-local November 12, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Wow! Was this person a previous student at PUC? He wants his name cleared from what? It sounds as though this person has mental health problems but why is his anger directed solely at PUC or has he made previous threats elsewhere?
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) November 12, 2012 at 11:32 PM
We don't know why he has a problem with PUC and it's the first time this particular Michael Wilson's name has crossed the Napa Valley Patch desk, so I don't have any background light to shed.
vocal-de-local November 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM
I would think that a reporter could gather some information on his student status from PUC. Also, why was he banned from campus? Did the college ever share this info with law enforcement outside of the campus? I mean, it would be of interest to know just how dangerous this individual really is.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) November 13, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Our reporter indicated the sheriff's department knows of him not as a danger to others, but possibly as one to himself.
Scott Yeager November 13, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Unfortunately with mentally ill people things change. Red lights should be flashing.
rocco November 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM
it is amazing that this made the news. at raritan valley community college in nj an employee threatened to screw the door to a break room and burn every one alive. he was not arrested only suspended. i guess they dont take threats serious in nj
alan jones November 14, 2012 at 01:27 AM
I think it will be a while before his name is "cleared".
Marcheal Gideon November 14, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Making threats to a school is a felony,but drunk driving isn't.
Ed November 14, 2012 at 07:34 AM
And, I guess they are going to leave him out on his own. Like has been in other cases where the person still has a grudge and manages to get guns and do what he threatened in the first place.

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