Dusty Witherspoon: Bullitt County teacher fired after allegedly threatening school

Dusty Witherspoon: Bullitt County teacher fired after allegedly threatening school
Dusty Diane Witherspoon was arrested for terroristic threatening and criminal mischief. (Source: Bullitt County Detention Center)

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Bullitt County teacher was fired Friday, about two weeks after she allegedly made a threat toward Bullitt Central High School.

Dusty Witherspoon, 35, was arrested on a warrant charging her with terroristic threatening and criminal mischief following the Oct. 31 incident. School officials said she entered the school building that day and spoke with a school administrator.

After being told she was not to be on school grounds, police said Witherspoon left the building but came back inside through a different entrance. She eventually left school grounds on her own, but sent a text message to a another employee making threats toward the school, police said.

The school went into a soft lockdown as a result of the incident.

WAVE 3 News confirmed her firing Friday morning. A Bullitt County School Board attorney said Witherspoon has appealed her termination.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 11.

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