Michelle L. SmithFederal authorities have now charged a teacher at Calhoun High School in connection with the bomb threat that cleared the school on Monday.  The threat was discovered early Monday afternoon in the form of a computer generated note in a bathroom at the school in Hardin.  36-year-old Michelle L. Smith of Jerseyville was arrested Tuesday. 

Smith is being held in federal custody without bond, charged with Conveying a False Threat.  The federal charges carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  Local authorities will often drop their charges once the Federal Government becomes involved in a case, but there has been no indication if that will be the case in this situation.  Earlier in the day Thursday, the Calhoun County States Attorney charged Smith with Falsely Making a Terrorist Threat.  

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