The Ottumwa Courier

October 18, 2013

Woman denies threats in Iowa coach's case


Ottumwa Courier

---- — DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman who supports a fired Des Moines football coach denies threatening a school official who investigated the coach's case.

Carol Tiernan-Williams was accused last year of emailing Amanda Easton and posting on Facebook about her. Easton, who works at Lincoln High School, reported the incidents to authorities.

Tiernan-Williams is the administrator of a group that supports the reinstatement of Tom Mihalovich (muh-HAH'-loh-vihtch), a former coach who was dismissed after an investigation determined he broke policies for bullying, harassment and corporal punishment.

Tiernan-Williams told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/H57Za8) that she's the one who has been wronged, saying her calls and emails to Easton regarding Mihalovich were ignored.

Police say they warned Tiernan-Williams last year to stop sending messages. She's been charged with third-degree harassment.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com