Former teacher acquitted of cyberstalking charges
CRANSTON, R.I. —
A former Coventry High School teacher accused of making threats aimed at his former school has been acquitted.
Todd Gillheeney was charged in March.
Police said he posted several threatening and disturbing tweets aimed at his former bosses at the high school after he had been fired.
The reason for his firing wasn't immediately known.
Gillheeney's Twitter account said things like "dead man walking," "judgement day," "let the countdown begin," and "all I need is a stage."
The posts led to charges of making threats to public officials, cyberstalking and cyberharassment.
Police found a high-powered rifle in his house with more than 400 rounds of ammunition.
Court records show Gillheeney was found not guilty on all three counts of misdemeanor cyberstalking.