NORMAL — A 22-year-old Normal man faces weapons and intimidation charges for allegedly sending threatening text messages to a Normal Community High School student, including threats to kill her family and others she may have contacted on her cell phone.

Tim A. Thormann of the 1800 block of C Street, North Meadow Village, is charged with intimidation, interference with a public institution of higher education and unlawful use of weapons. The weapons offense alleges he had a knife when police arrested him in his car around 2 p.m. Tuesday on the school parking lot.

He is accused of sending text messages to a female student in which he threatened to kill her family and others if she did not meet him after school at NCHS.

He remains in McLean County jail in lieu of posting $10,025.

Assistant Police Chief Eric Klingele said one of a dozen texts read, “You’ll be damned lucky if I don’t kill your worthless (expletive) parents.” Police were notified of the alleged threats around 1:45 p.m. and considered the incident a domestic situation that “was taken care of quickly and quietly,” he said.

Unit 5 spokeswoman Dayna Brown released information about the incident Thursday after she was contacted by The Pantagraph.

According to Brown, the alleged victim, identified as an 18-year-old senior who was Thormann’s former girlfriend, received text messages throughout the day and told school administrators and a school resource officer. The final text said he was waiting for her in the parking lot, said Brown.

“The suspect did not have access to Normal Community and never attempted to access the school,” said Brown.

Brown initially said parents were not notified of the incident but later Thursday afternoon an electronic message was sent to parents by the district notifying them of the arrest and details of the incident.

The arrest on school property comes about a month after a 14-year-old freshman was arrested for bringing three handguns to NCHS, firing shots into the ceiling of a classroom, and holding a teacher and students against their will until the teacher wrestled the student to the floor. No one was injured. The youth faces 16 charges in juvenile court and remains in the county’s juvenile detention center in Normal.

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annieoakley
annieoakley

This is 1 result of our children not having God in their lives. They are lost and have no direction!
Let the hate begin!

Wizard
Wizard

You like to stir the pot, don't you annie ?

PHD
PHD

Do you know these families? If not, how do you know they didn't have God in their lives? Seems like you're jumping to conclusions before having all the information.

ct
ct

if you are speaking of your judeo-christian god, well then he is in everyone's life whether they want him or not - well according to accepted texts by believers

Zeus is also in their life


The question for you is, if god is always there, why is so much misery and suffering allowed??

Tension Tester
Tension Tester

This is really embarrassing.

insight
insight

God has nothing to do with this. You have to wonder the real story that is going on here. Did the 18 year old date the 22 year old and her parents didn't know, or did they know and they made them break up? Either way, what would a 22 year old want with an 18 year old high school senior? It sounds like the parents may have been proactive and the student knew something was off. Makes me think this kid was raised right and had a lapse in judgement that she will remember for a long time. I know at 18 parents don't have much of a say in what their child does but good Lord, keep an eye on your kids! This is not a situation to blame on lack of religion.

Swthart81
Swthart81

Actually they had been together for years.. There's a lot of background to this story none of you know.

layla
layla

God has nothing to do with it.

Red Rabbit
Red Rabbit

All them Jihadists, Crusaders, and anyone else who has carried the flag of a religion into battle, combat, or what we define as modern day terrorism sure seems to think they have God on their side, and uses him/her/it for direction....

whodat1
whodat1

Swthart: I don't need to know any background....any 22 year old who sends that kind of a message to an 18 year old high school senior and is waiting in the school parking lot for the girl is a threat and needs to be punished in accordance with the law. This isn't a religion or God situation problem. The 22 year old simply needs to be punished according to the law and if that means he ends up in jail, I'm perfectly fine with that.

CM
CM

Well, if they had been together for a while, then she was a minor and he was an adult, and that in itself is a problem. Sounds like Tim is following in his brother's footsteps!

mamahawk
mamahawk

Tim is a good kid that has had a lot of dysfunction in his life for the last few years through no fault of his own,,,,,,and does not have it in him to physically harm anyone,,,,,,,,,he has emotional issues that he is dealing with , and he should be punished for what he has done., but not any more than that ......it wasn't a knife he had on him and never went in the school,,,their relationship was a very dysfunctional one and definitely was not one sided in the dysfunction....He needs to speak to a professional who can help him learn to cope in a healthy way,,,,, her too.....ps. his brother has nothing to do with the situation ,,,get a life

Smartone
Smartone

All those people against gay rights and gay marriage have God in their lives too right, lol? Actually who cares if either had God in their life? That has nothing to do with this story. I am just glad the young lady did not get hurt and hopefully she will also press charges against this guy.

110100100
110100100

Ya know annieoakley , kids used to read the bible in school, but then the Protestants and Catholics started bickering about which bible they should read in school. A Catholic Bishop commented that if the different Bibles were creating such confusion, it would be better if it weren’t read at all.

This of course, threw the Christians into a fit of rage. They rioted, over and over again. They burned each other’s churches, beat each other with clubs, and ransacked each other’s properties. The militia had to be called out the try to disperse the enraged Christians. The Christian rioters broke into an armory and got their hands on some cannons.

By the evening, a large number of soldiers arrived with orders to clear the streets, only to be stoned in the process. After a captain was attacked, the order was given to fire on the mob, which resulted in seven people being killed and nine people being wounded. Not long after, people with muskets and cannons arrived, and fierce fighting broke out between the soldiers and the mob. The fighting lasted for several hours, with the soldiers being fired upon from alleyways and the windows of nearby buildings. The soldiers brought in two cannons of their own and fired on the mob; the mob returned fire using their own cannons, armed with items such as nails, chains, knives and broken bottles. In an attempt to capture the mob's cannons, soldiers charged one cannon's position, only to be knocked off their horses by a rope tied across the street. The cannons were all eventually captured, and by early morning on July 8, the fighting had ended.

Almost sounds like what we’ve seen in the Middle East these past few weeks! These Christians must have planned their terror attack long in advance though, because there’s no way a spontaneous riot could break out with muskets and cannons.

MRK
MRK

When are we going to wake up in this country and put in place some real knife control? We need metal detectors at the parking lot entrances of all the schools!!! Won't somebody please think of the children!

SnappingTurtle
SnappingTurtle

This is wrong, very wrong. Why do young ladies and gentlemen act like this these days. Get a grip! There is more than one man and one woman in the sea. Pull yourself up with your self esteem and say bye bye a long time ago. Find someone who respects you. Or, do without and respect yourself. We have gone to a nation of no respect for ourselves. Why does everyone think this kind of treatment is excusable and needs to be acceptable. No excuses ladies and gentlemen. Have respect for yourselves. I am talking to both this man and this woman.

110100100
110100100

These days?? As if men and women haven't been fighting over the opposite sex since the dawn of time? And who and where the heck is "everyone" advocating that this kind of treatment is "excusable and needs to be accepted"?? Do you and annieoaklie live in some sort of alternate reality or something? A Norman Rockwell painting perhaps?

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