Tracy Fiorenza, 41 — who wore a skull t-shirt to her first court appearance — wrote two frightening missives to the headmaster of 17-year-old Barron’s Palm Beach County, Fla., school in May and June, according to a criminal complaint filed earlier this month in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
“I will state that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity I get!” Fiorenza allegedly wrote in one unhinged email May 21 — following up with the second one June 5 saying she would “slam a bullet” into Barron’s head “with his father IN SELF DEFENSE [sic].”
The US Secret Service contacted Fiorenza later that month to arrange a meeting at its Chicago field office, and when Fiorenza was presented with the emails, she admitted to having sent them from her home in Plainfield, Ill, the complaint said.
A Chicago woman sent emails threatening to shoot former President Donald Trump and his son Barron “straight in the face’,” according to authorities. REUTERS
“I will state that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity I get!” Fiorenza allegedly wrote in one unhinged email on May 21.Facebook / Tracy Fiorenza
After the meeting, she was charged with transmitting threats to kill or injure another person in interstate commerce, a rap that carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Fiorenza remains in the custody of US Marshals.
Prosecutors had asked she be detained until she is transferred to Florida for a criminal hearing because Barron Trump is a minor, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Her arrest comes while Trump is facing four criminal cases in four cities and a highly contentious presidential election.
Fiorenza is now facing federal charges, including transmitting threats to kill or injure another person in interstate commerce, authorities say. Facebook / Tracy Fiorenza
Her arrest comes during a period of high political tensions in the US, with Trump, a current GOP presidential candidate, facing four criminal cases in four cities and a highly contentious presidential election just 14 months away.
On Aug. 9, FBI agents shot and killed Craig Robertson, an armed 75-year-old Utah man, while attempting to serve arrest and search warrants at his home.
The raid stemmed from assassination threats he was suspected of making against President Biden and other leading Democrats including Vice President Kamala Harris and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.