44-year-old accused of using fake profile to make school shooting threat
SYLACAUGA, Ala. —
A 44-year-old Sylacauga woman is facing multiple charges in connection with a social media threat.
Sylacauga Police say Tiffany Alicia Pate used a fake Facebook profile with the name Raymond Proctor Jr. to threaten to shoot students at Sylacauga High School and B.B. Comer High School.
Pate is charged with two counts of making a terrorist threat and one count of probation violation. She is being held in the Talladega County Jail.
Police believe Pate and the actual Raymond Proctor are familiar with one another. When Pate became angry at Proctor police say she used the post to get back at him.
Chief of Police Kelley Johnson says that "Since the increase in school shootings SPD would like the public to know that if threats are made to do harm to anyone, especially our school kids, on Facebook, texts, emails or any other way, we will do everything in our power to locate and prosecute that offender."
Pate has a $100,000 bond for the threats (one on each count) and is currently at the Talladega County Jail.
Making a terroristic threat id considered a Class "C" Felony, and in Alabama, if convicted, one could face no less than one year and one day to 10 years in prison.