'Boom! Get It?': Michigan Teacher Accused of Making False Threats Against Her School

Suburban Detroit teacher Johnna Rhone was charged Monday with making a false threat against Jefferson Middle School, which is where she works.

Rhone, 59 wrote a minimum of three notes with threatening language at the school in St. Clair Shores, said Macomb County prosecutor Pete Lucido.

Lucido said one of the notes said: "Start break early. He's gonna do it. Just don't be in the hall after lunch. Boom! Get it?"

He declined to reveal the details of the other two notes but said it "depends on how you want to interpret them," according to The Detroit News.

"One of the notes appeared to be an attempt at making a false threat in the hope of closing school," said Lakeview Public Schools Superintendent Karl Paulson in a statement Friday, The Detroit News reported.

Rhone is the latest to be charged regarding threats against schools. Since the Oxford High School Shooting, there have been 73 people charged in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties, with over a dozen pending cases in Macomb County, The Detroit News reported. Most of those charged are students.

"You've got notes being thrown under staff members' office doors, and it's all on video," Lucido said, according to The Detroit News. "The question becomes why? I've had to take a zero-tolerance policy on students calling in threats; now we have to worry about a teacher?"

"We promise to prosecute every one of these threats," he said in a statement Monday, The Detroit News reported. "That's the only way you can get the message across. There will not be a walk. There will not be leniency."

Judge Joseph Oster of the 40th District Court ordered Rhone under house arrest with a GPS tether until she undergoes a psychological assessment that decides whether she is a threat to the public, according to The Detroit News. Rhone is scheduled for a probable cause conference on Feb. 1 at the request of her attorney, Andrew Leon.

Johnna Rhona, Charged, Macomb County, False Threats
Since the Oxford High School Shooting, there have been 73 people charged in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties, with over a dozen pending cases in Macomb County, The Detroit News reported. In this photo is an exterior view of Oxford High School on Dec. 7, 2021, in Oxford, Michigan. Emily Elconin/Getty Images

Leone denied the allegations against Rhone. Rhone is a creative arts teacher at the school. Bond was set at $75,000.

"She has a right to remain silent, but I would like to hear her side," Lucido said.

His office had sought a $100,000 bond.

Parents are afraid to send their children to school in a "post-Oxford world," assistant prosecutor Patrick Sierawski said in court, a reference to the Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High School that killed four students and injured seven more people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Johnna Rhone, Charged, Macomb County, False Threats
Judge Joseph Oster of the 40th District Court ordered Johnna Rhone under house arrest with a GPS tether until she undergoes a psychological assessment that decides whether she is a threat to the public, according to The Detroit News. In this photo, a large memorial outside of Oxford High School on Dec. 7, 2021, in Oxford, Michigan. Emily Elconin/Getty Images