Calhoun County teacher charged with making bomb threat at own school
Michelle Smith faces charges after she allegedly left a note in a Calhoun County High School bathroom indicating there was a bomb on campus. By Brendan Marks
(KMOV) – A 36-year-old Calhoun County teacher faces charges after she allegedly made a bomb threat at her own school.
Michelle Smith, of Jerseyville, Ill., was charged Thursday with falsely making a terrorist threat.
According to court documents, someone was inside a Calhoun County High School bathroom around 1 p.m. Wednesday when they found a typed letter stating a bomb was inside the school.
The letter read;
"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 teachers evacuated the Hardin, Ill. school and officers searched for explosives, but found none.
Authorities say an investigation led to the arrest of Smith, who is a teacher at the school.