Former teacher charged for threatening to kill superintendent

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A former high school teacher faces felony charges in connection with threats made against school officials.

Authorities say Ryan Gardner threatened to shoot and kill the superintendent of a school district in downstate Danville.

Prosecutors say before he could be arrested, Gardner checked himself into a Chicago hospital for psychiatric care.

An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday.

When Gardner is released from care, he will be taken to the will county jail and held on $750,000 bail.

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