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Calhoun County teacher charged with making bomb threat at own school

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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 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.

She remains in custody on a $500,000 bond.

Hardin is about 40 miles northwest of St. Louis.

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