Guns, ammo found at Utica student's home who made threat to school

Posted: 2:26 PM, Mar 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-06 17:09:37-05

A Utica High School senior faces several terrorism charges related to a social media threat he allegedly made to his school.

Timothy Evans was charged with making a terrorist threat or a false report of terrorism.

A bond of $75,000 has been set.

During a search warrant at Evans’ home, police found various firearms, replicas and ammunition.

“Calling a threat a prank or a joke is not a valid defense,” said Prosecutor Eric Smith. “I urge parents and educators to continue to have these hard conversations with our youth, explaining to them the long-term ramifications of making a threat in this day and age.”

Police applauded the students who brought Evans’ alleged threat forward to the authorities.