Student accused of threat expelled from Jefferson
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Jefferson High School student who was charged with assault after the president of the Jefferson County Board of Education received a threatening e-mail message has been expelled from school for a year, a school board member said.
Sara Elizabeth Turner, 18, of Route 4, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., had been on suspension from school since the incident, board member Pete Dougherty said.
Under Turner's expulsion, she will have the opportunity to talk to Superintendent of Schools David W. Markoe, Dougherty said.
After that talk, Markoe could allow her to enroll in summer school this year so she can get the credits she needs to graduate, Dougherty said.
An e-mail to Jefferson County Board of Education President Larry Togans warned him that "I will put you in so much pain that you will wish you were dead.""Ya know it's pretty bad that when people I know, my self included, who are not prejudiced, commented that there was going to be a lynching, get a rope, and find a tree," the e-mail stated.