Police arrest man after Twitter threat toward Jeff Brohm's high school

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - The school where Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm won a state title as a quarterback canceled its classes Thursday after someone made a threat toward the school.

Police announced they arrested Thor Wiljanen, 29, of Louisville and charged him with felony terroristic threatening.

The high school announced online that classes were canceled "due to Jeff Brohm deciding to remain at Purdue."

WDRB reports St. Matthews police are investigating a tweet from Wednesday evening where someone threatened to burn down the school because of the decision.

Wiljanen's defense attorney told WDRB the tweet was a poor attempt at satire.

Brohm won a state title in 1988 at Trinity, and he would later go on to play for the Cardinals in college from 1989-1993. Brohm also served as an assistant at Louisville from 2003-2008. He was considered the top target for Louisville following Bobby Petrino's firing in the midst of a 2-10 season.



 
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