An Oregon man who authorities fear may have been plotting a sniper attack on a high school football game was ordered held without bail Monday until he goes on trial on federal firearms charges.

A federal judge in Medford ruled that Raphael Enrique Amoroso, a 26-year-old self-employed landscaper from Grants Pass, poses a danger to his community.

Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke said the weapons and the books, each by themselves, did not make Amoroso a danger. But taken together — along with his arrest at age 15 for shooting a pellet gun at a passing boat filled with tourists on the Rogue River, and writing on a classroom desk at 13 that he wanted to kill teachers and students — there was enough evidence to show he posed a danger.

Source: The Associated Press via Washington Post.

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