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Student convicted of making threats toward Dunbar will be released from jail

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 16:02:14-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - — Timothy Felker, the student convicted of making threats toward Paul Laurence Dunbar High School students and purchasing an AR-15 and ammunition , will most likely be released from jail in the coming days.

Felker was found guilty of second-degree terroristic threatening. He was 18-years-old at the time he allegedly made the threats. Police said he purchased an AR-15 with money he was given for a tattoo from his mother. Attorneys for Felker claimed he was joking.

The judge sentenced Felker to 1 year and six months, the exact sentence recommended by the jury. Felker has already been in jail while he was awaiting trial and was given credit for time served. He should be out late Friday or early Monday, attorneys tell LEX 18.

Felker's attorney, Tucker Richardson, did confirm to LEX 18 that the teen has surrendered his gun.

As for Felker, he will soon head to college in Indiana.