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Liberty woman arrested for threatening SC governor

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LIBERTY, S.C. (AP) - A woman has been arrested and charged with making a threat against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

Liberty police say 46-year-old Jennifer Phillips was arrested Tuesday and charged with threatening a public official.

Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby says Phillips is a parent volunteer at Liberty Elementary, where Haley was scheduled to speak Tuesday morning. Eby says Phillips made a remark to a staff member about harming the governor, and school officials called police.

Phillips was arrested before Haley arrived. Phillips was scheduled to appear before a judge later Tuesday, and it wasn't known if she had an attorney.

Haley's stop at the school was to talk with third through fifth graders about leadership and bullying prevention.

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