By Ray King
A $100,000 bond was set Friday for a man who allegedly posted death threats on social media toward 2020 graduates of White Hall High School.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Erwin Williams, 18, with first-degree terroristic threatening.
Reading from an affidavit from White Hall Police Maj. Mickey Buffkin, Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said the posts included screen shots of a handgun and bullets and threatened injuries and death to students.
The threats were discovered on Wednesday and as the investigation continued Thursday morning, officers learned that Williams was living in Jacksonville with members of his family. Agents of the FBI and Jacksonville Police went to the house and found Williams, who told them he “meant no harm” with the posts. He also admitted making the posts so “his friends would think he was tough.”
Williams was ordered to have no contact with students at White Hall and to stay away from any buildings belonging to the school district. The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Williams.