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Delavan teen charged with making bomb threat

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Ted Sullivan
October 25, 2008
— After the Delavan-Darien High School teacher heard the voicemail, law enforcement was notified.

“Oh my gosh. There’s a bomb in the high school. You need to evacuate everyone now,” the voicemail said, according to court documents.


Timothy A. Williams, 17, of 1231 Barnes St., Delavan, was charged with felony bomb scare and misdemeanor telephone harassment.


Williams was scheduled to have an initial appearance in Walworth County Court Friday, but he didn’t show up. Judge James Carlson issued a warrant for his arrest.


According to the criminal complaint:


Assistant Principal Steve Ferger told police Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7:25 a.m. that the bomb threat was left on a teacher’s voicemail the previous evening.


In the afternoon, the officer spoke with Williams. The teen admitted to police that he had left the message.


Williams said he knew it was stupid. He added that he was not thinking at the time.


The $5,000 bond Williams posted will be forfeited, the judge said.


If convicted, Williams faces up to three years and six months in prison for the felony charge. He faces up to 90 days in jail for the misdemeanor charge.


The high school principal, school district superintendent and Delavan police chief could not be reached for comment.



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