Ex-Indiana substitute teacher gets 10 months in prison for sending hoax bomb threats to schools, newspaper

A former Indiana substitute teacher has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to sending hoax bomb threats targeting numerous locations, including the school where she was employed at the time, the Justice Department announced Monday.

In January, Mary Fortner sent a bomb threat to a Milltown, Indiana, police officer targeting a Crawford County school where she was employed at the time, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Fortner, 35, used an anonymous messaging application.

The following month, the Corydon Democrat, an Indiana newspaper, notified law enforcement that it had received an emailed bomb threat listing five targets, including an elementary school, movie theater, and grocery store. An agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation said investigators tracked the IP address associated with the email’s creation to Fortner’s home.

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