PLAINFIELD, IL – A woman from Illinois has found herself in federal custody after agents with the Secret Service arrested her for allegedly threatening former Republican President Donald Trump and his youngest son, Baron.
The woman allegedly threatened to kill them both in an email to a school in Florida.
Several United States Presidents have faced threats throughout the years, but rarely do their children become a target. However, that is exactly what the Secret Service is alleging after investigating an email sent to a Florida school on May 21st of this year.
The woman who is said to have authored the email, 41-year-old Tracy Marie Fiorenza, was arrested after being interviewed by agents with the Secret Service on June 14th.
Fiorenza allegedly wrote, “I will shoot Donald Trump Sr AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity that I get.”
There was apparently a second email written by Fiorenza to the principal of the school, this time stating she would “slam a bullet” in both of their heads.
“[I will] slam a bullet in Baron Trump’s head with his father IN SELF DEFENSE.”
When Secret Service agents met her for an interview, she is said to have confessed to authoring the emails and intentionally sending them to the principal.
An excerpt from the criminal complaint filed states, “Based upon the foregoing, your affiant submits that there is probable cause to believe that FIORENZA did knowingly and willfully make threats via commercial email to take the life of or to inflict harm upon the persons of the former President of the United States and a member of the immediate family of a former President.”
The woman appeared in front of a federal judge after her arrest and was informed that she would be extradited to Florida where she would face charges for threatening to kill President Trump and his son. If she is convicted of the charges she could face a maximum of five years in prison.
While there have been no public releases as of yet as to a potential motive for the threats, CBS News reported finding a Facebook page which they believe belongs to Fiorenza that detailed her dislike for the former President.
According to them, Fiorenza had several anti-Trump posts on her account, including one of an effigy of President Trump hanging from a tree. Additional posts allegedly made “references to pedophile rings and the Illuminati.”
The page linked to Fiorenza listed her as being a former social studies teacher for the Chicago Public School System. CBS News reached out to them for comment and discovered she did work for them from September of 2019 until she was terminated in August of 2020. They did not provide a reason for her termination.