Teacher arrested for calling in bomb threat

HARDIN, Ill. (KSDK) - A 36-year-old Jerseyville, Illinois teacher is in jail, accused of calling in a bomb threat at the school where she works, and faces felony charges.

According to Captain James Morrissey of the Illinois State Police, a typed letter was located in a bathroom at Calhoun County High School on the afternoon of April 28.

A computer-generated note was found in the ladies' restroom, according to court documents, and the note said:

This school is going down today. KABOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im tired of all the people here. Everyone is going down, the school will b n flames. It is so stupid here. I cant take it ne more. The teachers suck and don't do ne thing to help u. All that matters is what ur name is. If I had certain names I would not have the truble I do. Don't matter, this place sucks and will not be here for long. So long and GOOD-BYE!!!!!!!!!

Students and faculty were evacuated from the school and several law enforcement agencies responded to search the campus. No explosives were discovered.

Investigators arrested Michelle Smith on April 29, charging her with falsely making a terrorist threat and a felony charge of conveying a false threat.

If convicted, Smith faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

She remains jailed on $500,000 bond. She has a detention hearing set for May 5 at 11 a.m.


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