A substitute teacher at an Stanly County Public middle school was arrest this week and charged with making threats of mass violence against the school.
Khadija Wilkins, age 43, is charged with threatening felony mass violence on education property and misdemeanor disorderly conduct in a public building.
She was arrested on Thursday, March 12 and is currently being held at the Stanley County Jail under a $30,000 secured bond.
According to state statute, a threat of mass violence is a Class H felony carrying a sentence of four to 25 months.
(a) A person who, by any means of communication to any person or groups of persons, threatens to commit an act of mass violence on educational property or at a curricular or extracurricular activity sponsored by a school is guilty of a Class H felony.
A disorderly conduct charge is a Class 2 misdemeanor in North Carolina. If convicted, there is a maximum sentence of 60 days in jail and a fine of $1,000.
WSOC-TV reported Wilkins was working at Albemarle Middle School in the Stanly County Public Schools district on the morning of March 12 when she started acting “belligerent” and was calling students inappropriate names. Wilkins then made threats of mass violence toward the school. A school resource officer was alerted and intervened by removing her from campus before anyone could be hurt.
Wilkins’ LinkedIn profile says that she is a contract employee of “ESS” which is an “education management” company located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
“As leaders in the education staffing space since 2000, ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions including substitute teachers, school aides, and other school support staff,” the LinkedIn profile for ESS reads.
There is no teaching license on file. She is the eleventh educator arrest tracked by this website in 2020.
According to a March 2 Facebook post, Wilkins had just received certification from Stanly Community College in”Web design” and as a “Substitute Teacher.”