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Former Coventry Teacher Acquitted of Cyberstalking Charge

School officials said former teacher sent threatening tweets.

Todd Gillheeney, at left, stands in court next to lawyer Thomas G. Gulick last March.
Todd Gillheeney, at left, stands in court next to lawyer Thomas G. Gulick last March.
A former math teacher at Coventry High School that what charged with cyberstalking after school officials said he sent a school resource officer ominous sounding messages via Twitter last March has been found not guilty in Third Division District Court.

Todd Gillheeney, a former teacher, was brought up on charges after school officials said they received threatening tweets that said things like "dead man walking," "judgement day" and "let the countdown begin."

At the time of his arrest, police said there were no direct threats to any school but "in the scope of what's going on around the country, we can't take any chances with this."

Police found a gun and ammunition at Gillheeney's house and seized it along with a computer and assorted electronic devices. 

Court records show Gillheeney was found not guilty on all three counts of misdemeanor cyberstalking on Feb. 6.

This story will be updated.
Pleasegettgefactsright February 09, 2014 at 02:51 PM
If your going to follow up on a story 346 days later please get your false stories straight. Number 1- there was no jury involved in this case at any point to prove he was innocent the 3 counts were dismissed by the judge because there was never cyberstalking to any individuals ever. Number 2- the gun and amo found in his house was never his it was all legally register and insured locked safely in a roommates possession not Todd gillheeneys. Number 3- what court records are you looking at bc again on number 1 there were no jurors. Before trying to make yourself look like the Herod blasting a follow up 346 days later please get your facts straight when blasting someone's name on the internet and newspaper articles whom is trying hard to finally move on with life that took 343 days total to be proven innocent when there was never a case, threats, or anything towards anyone in the first place.
Pleasegettgefactsright February 10, 2014 at 06:26 AM
@madhatter maybe you should read and look at the time I posted that comment and the time it was then edited. The publisher took down about there being a jury involved bc obviously it was false information on there. And yes it does matter when following up on a story that they originally panned out as him having a gun and amo planning to do something that in the first place it's been in that house for a long time locked registered and insured and that it wasn't ever his it's just a nice thing to put out there when originally bashing someone all over the media making them out to be a crazy like these other school cases.
mad hatter February 10, 2014 at 09:52 AM
if it was truly edited, then you have my apologies.
Charles Geney February 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM
where are all the commenters who hated on this original story saying he was guilty? Where is the accountability for the police who raided a home at 230 am for no reason and getting no conviction? Its all fun and games until its your home the police are raiding.
Leave RI February 17, 2014 at 12:43 AM
....." school officials said they received threatening tweets that said things like "dead man walking," "judgement day" and "let the countdown begin."... yup fun and games. Those were in documents..don't play if you don't like the outcome. If you think it's not threatening you're not paying attention to current events.
Leave RI February 17, 2014 at 06:15 PM
LOL!!!!

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