Former teacher sentenced to 2½ years for Sen. Rogers threat

Sen. Rogers, R-Flagstaff, and the owners of the Trumped Store attended the sentencing and asked the judge to impose a prison sentence rather than probation, according to the Navajo County Attorney’s Office.|| Scrnshot/ACTV

Wyatt Buchanan and Ray Stern

Arizona Republic 

A former middle school music teacher was sentenced to 2½ years in prison for making a death threat against state Sen. Wendy Rogers in 2022.

Donald Glenn Brown, who resigned from the Tucson Unified School District after he was charged, pleaded guilty in April to attempting to make a terroristic threat, a Class 4 felony. Navajo County Superior Court Judge Joseph Clark sentenced Brown at a hearing Tuesday in Holbrook.

Brown was charged after he sent an email to the Trumped Store in Show Low on July 4 from a fake account with the subject line “Wendy Rogers is going to (expletive) die,” according to a Department of Public Safety report.

Rogers was in Show Low for the Independence Day parade.

The expletive-laden email, which appeared to come from a “Jessica James,” stated that “Jim and Jessica” were parked at a fast-food store next to the Trumped Store with “a pair of AR-15s.”

“We are going to walk in your … joke of a store, and start shooting,” the email said. Brown threatened to shoot Rogers — whom he called a “traitor” — in the head before shooting up the store.

Rogers, R-Flagstaff, and the owners of the Trumped Store attended the sentencing and asked the judge to impose a prison sentence rather than probation, according to the Navajo County Attorney’s Office.

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