Mom accused of creating a false public alarm over fake school threat

BENNINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Bennington Police say a Pownal mother is in hot water for posting on social media about an unsubstantiated school threat without calling the police first.

Tammy Drake, 46, was issued a citation to appear in court on the charge of False Public Alarm. This, after administrators at Mount Anthony Union High School notified the police about a rumor concerning a possible shooting planned for Wednesday.

Police say the rumor-- which they stress is not at all credible-- was started by a student and shared irresponsibly, creating panic throughout the community.