Police: Man Arrested After Threat Against Trinity High School
Posted at 3:30 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated2018-11-29 16:11:41-05
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) – Louisville Metro Police have arrested a disgruntled fan who they say threatened to burn down Trinity High School with gas and matches.
According to WAVE 3, threats were posted to Twitter following Jeff Brohm’s announcement to remain at Purdue instead of taking the head coach job at Louisville. Brohm is a graduate of Trinity.
The threat caused the high school to be shut down Thursday. “We have no choice but to take threats like this seriously, especially when it involves a school within our own community here in St. Matthews,” Cobaugh said. “We live in a society now and a world today where shame on you if you take these things lightly. It doesn’t matter if the nature of it at the moment was satirical, it caused alarm, it’s a threat, you’re talking about burning down a school building. I don’t think there’s any other way to look at it,” Cobaugh said.
Thor H. Wiljanen was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening, second degree. He was taken to the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections.
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