An upstate woman landed in jail after an April Fool’s prank went horribly wrong, Fox Carolina reported April 1.
As officers were putting their lives at risk in a potentially deadly situation, Timmons’ daughter called back saying her mother had told her it was an April Fool’s prank.
Sheriff Chuck Wright was upset and stated in a Fox Carolina interview
“Text someone and tell them their tire’s flat, that’s funny. We’re talking about death. It’s real. The people of Sandy Hook, when they see this online they’re not going to think it’s very funny. I don’t think it’s very funny.”
Timmons was charged on four counts, including disturbing a school, aggravated breach of peace and two counts of unlawful use of a telephone.
Vice president of marketing, Diane Worthington, spoke with WYFF4 on behalf of Virginia College saying
“We apologize to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, first responders, students and staff. We take student safety very seriously, and we are cooperating with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.”
The judge set bond at $18,000 late Tuesday evening. Timmons’ daughter refused to comment, only saying the situation was being blown out of hand by local media.
No information is available as to whether Timmons will lose her job over the prank.