A heartland woman has entered a plea of guilty to First Degree Harassment. Teri Pallat was sentenced Monday to 60 hours of community service, one year probation and ordered to pay a $625 fine.
Those were the terms of a plea deal in which other charges against Pallat were dropped.
The case involved a Facebook message perceived as a school threat. It resulted in Pallat’s arrest for making terroristic threats.
Pallat said the message was prompted by her son being bullied.
When Lewis Central High School students saw the post it didn't take long for the message to spread among the 950 students. Some shared it with administrators who called police.
Teri Pallat said she was upset with the school over the bullying that her 15-year-old son faced. She said that’s what prompted the post stating, “and they asked why do people shoot up schools, well this is exactly why… and when our son does it ‘cause I know he will have nobody to blame but the administration and I promise everyone he will only get the ones that caused this. He is an excellent marks men."
Investigators say they had no choice but to act.
The case was settled with Monday’s plea.