(DailyVantage.com) – Authorities and administrators across the nation have been on high alert in the wake of the November 30 Oxford school shooting and subsequent TikTok challenges to bring weapons to school. Authorities have arrested several students for making threats since, but police have arrested a teacher for inciting fear at Jefferson Middle School, just outside of Detroit.
On December 18, officers arrested 59-year-old Johnna Rhone for placing notes warning and threatening violence around the school, including one alluding to a potential bombing. Surveillance cameras in the building caught her putting the letters at various teacher stations. Authorities suspect Rhone did this hoping the school would cancel classes and start winter break early.
Johnna Rhone allegedly distributed the notes in three rooms Friday at Jefferson Middle School in the suburban Detroit area.
"Start break early. He's gonna do it. Just don't be in the hall after lunch. Boom. Get it?" one note reportedly said.https://t.co/hFy51ZcAWP
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 23, 2021
On Monday, December 20, prosecutors arraigned Rhone, who has worked in the Lakeview Public Schools district for 21 years. A judge set her bail at $75,000 and placed her under house arrest until her probable cause hearing, set to take place on February 1. The school district also placed Rhone on administrative leave.
Rhone pleaded not guilty and plans to fight the charges against her. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
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