Tullahoma Man Threatens School With Violence

Tyrone Watts from an earlier arrest in Coffee County

A man is facing charges after police say he made threats at a school in Shelbyville. Police tell the Times Gazette that they responded to Thomas Magnet School when a man allegedly made threats in front of office staff last week. Tyrone Watts, 43, of Tullahoma is accused of saying that he would to return to the school with a gun. The alleged threat was made after school officials would not allow Watts and his wife to check his stepson out of school early. The request was denied because the child’s biological father had not supplied a letter of permission. Watts was charged with filing a false report and posted $10,000 bond. On Monday Watts was arrested again, this time on a charge of violation of probation. He is being held without bond at Bedford County Jail. Records show he was previously convicted of multiple felonies and is not allowed to possess a firearm. The felony convictions are for burglary and possession of marijuana in Coffee and Davidson counties. Watts is expected in court in January. He has also been banned from all Bedford County schools.