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Pickens County School District volunteer Jennifer Phillips arrested and charged with threatening Gov. Nikki Haley

Parent volunteer arrested for threatening Gov. Haley's life

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Haley at Liberty Elementary School (Source: WYFF) Haley at Liberty Elementary School (Source: WYFF)
Jennifer Johnson Phillips Jennifer Johnson Phillips

LIBERTY, SC (AP) - A woman has been arrested and charged with making a threat against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

Liberty police say 46-year-old Jennifer Phillips was arrested Tuesday and charged with threatening a public official.

Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby says Phillips is a parent volunteer at Liberty Elementary, where Haley was scheduled to speak Tuesday morning. Eby says Phillips made a remark to a staff member about harming the governor, and school officials called police.

Phillips was arrested before Haley arrived. Phillips was scheduled to appear before a judge later Tuesday, and it wasn't known if she had an attorney.

Haley's stop at the school was to talk with third through fifth graders about leadership and bullying prevention.

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