Charge dismissed in Michigan Tech online threat case



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HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A charge of disturbing the peace against a Michigan Technological University student who authorities say threatened blacks on social media has been dismissed.

The Daily Mining Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1lRc8m0 ) the misdemeanor charge against 21-year-old Matthew Shultz was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it can be brought again if new evidence is revealed.

Shultz was arrested last month in the case. Prosecutor Michael Makinen says this week that the investigation remains "ongoing."

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