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Jury convicts man accused of threatening to "shoot up" Lexington school

The jury recommended a sentence of 18 months
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Posted at 9:42 PM, Jul 18, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney posted to Facebook Thursday evening saying that a jury has convicted Timothy Felker, the former Lexington student who was accused of making threats to "shoot up" the school.

He was convicted of Terroristic Threatening 2nd degree. He was a senior at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School when he made the threats to "shoot up" the school. The Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney said that Felker purchased an assault rifle and over 450 rounds of ammunition. He also posted a photograph of the gun on social media.

After students testified, the Commonwealth's Attorney says that school administrators and Fayette County Public Schools Law Enforcement remained at the courthouse to support the students.

The jury recommended a sentence of 18 months. Sentencing is scheduled for August 2. Judge John Reynolds remanded Felker to jail after he was convicted.