QC Teen Charged with Felony for Making Threats Against School
Local schools have been in chaos following the Parkland shooting.
News 4 reports that over eight nearby schools have had incidents of violence threatened in the last two weeks, including a Dubuque High School and incidents in Fulton, West Branch, and Maquoketa.
One of the occurrences took place in the QC, at United Township High School in East Moline. 18-year-old Herberion Pritchard was charged with a class four felony of disorderly conduct for threatening to shoot members of his class.
Pritchard reportedly said, "I'm going to shoot up the school, man. I'm going to come to school and shoot it up."
After being assigned a public defender, Pritchard was released on bail and will return to court on March 13. He has been banned from returning to United Township as part of his bond. Pritchard could be facing a prison sentence of up to three years.