Florida Schools Lockdown

By: AP
By: AP

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A woman accused of making threats
that triggered a lockdown of all Broward County schools wants to
keep her federal court case in Miami.
The judge had moved the trial to Fort Lauderdale, where the
threats originated. But the attorney for Ellisa Martinez filed a
motion Thursday requesting for a venue change, saying Martinez
cannot receive a fair trial in Broward County due to the extensive
media coverage.
A hearing on the motion is scheduled for May 5.
The FBI says the 48-year-old Martinez sent a conservative talk
show host e-mails in November warning something big was going to
happen, possibly at a school. Later, a woman called the station to
say her husband was going to shoot up a school.
Martinez is being held without bail.


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