The Governor was scheduled to visit the school at 10 am and a couple of hours prior to her visit Philips spoke to a staff member about harming Haley.
Liberty Middle School Principal Lowell Haynes said, “I felt like it was something that I needed to notify law enforcement and let them handle it from there. It’s not up to me to decide if there’s intent there. I felt like that’s their job let them investigate and decide just turn it over to them’’, reports Live5news (source WYFF).
According to police report the volunteer said to a counselor at the school, “I am going to smuggle a gun in and kill this governor.”Philip, who has been charged with threatening a public representative, was arrested even before Haley reached the venue.
When asked about the incident, Haley said, “When you make decisions, you make some people happy and you make some people upset and there are some people who take it a little bit further and that is part of my job is to deal with it, but I know that I have a good team around me and I know that they are taking care of me so we deal with it the best we can.”
“It doesn’t slow me down. It doesn’t stop me,” Haley said. “If I got concerned every time there was a threat I would not move.”