Former Dunbar student convicted of making threats to be released after sentencing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A former Paul Laurence Dunbar High School student who was sentenced Friday for making threats to shoot up the school could leave jail the same day he was sentenced.

A jury found Timothy Felker guilty of second-degree terroristic threatening last week.

On Friday, a judge sentenced Felker to 1 year and six months in prison, which is what the jury recommended. According to Felker’s attorney, Tucker Richardson, he already served that time in jail, waiting to go to trial, so Felker could go free Friday or Monday. He says Felker will not be on probation or under any supervision.

“He has served his time,” Richardson told ABC 36 Friday.

Felker was arrested in February of last year after police received tips that he was planning to “shoot up” the high school. Police found an AR-15 at his home and almost 500 rounds of ammunition. His attorneys argued Felker was joking, but took it a little too far.

Richardson says Felker plans to move to Indiana and go to college.

“He’s ready to move on with his life,” says Richardson.

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