A Chicago woman was detained on Monday for allegedly sending death threats to the school of former President Donald Trump and his son Barron.
Earlier this year, according to CBS News, a woman named Tracy Fiorenza sent numerous emails to Barron’s Palm Beach, Florida, school.
In one email, she threatened to murder both her father and her son, according to a law enforcement official.
“I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity that I get,” a May 21 email sent to the teen’s headmaster read.
Several days later, another threatening email was sent to the teenager.
Court records alleged Fiorenza wrote, “I am going to slam a bullet in Baron Trump’s head with his father IN SELF DEFENSE!”
On June 14, Secret Service agents interrogated the woman in Chicago.
According to court documents analyzed by CBS News, Fiorenza admitted sending the emails from her residence to Barron’s school.
Monday, Fiorenza was detained and appeared in a federal court in Illinois. It is anticipated that she will be transferred to Florida, where she will have a detention hearing on Wednesday.
The woman has not publicly commented on the allegations, and it is unknown whether she has hired an attorney.
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Fiorenza’s Facebook page is filled with anti-Trump posts, including a caricature depicting Trump in handcuffs.
The rumored caption for the meme was “I have a dream…”
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 22, 2023
The threats against Trump and his son were made public days after Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, a Canadian woman, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for attempting to mail then-President Trump a letter containing poison prior to the 2020 election, as reported by The Washington Post.
Barron turned 17 in March and has remained largely out of the public view since his father departed the White House in January 2021, when he was 16 years old.
Barron’s mother, former First Lady Melania Trump, has also maintained a low profile as the country’s 45th president campaigns for a second term.
A source claiming to be close to the former first family told People magazine last week that Melania Trump fully supports her husband during the campaign and in the wake of his recent indictments.
She prefers to keep her life as private as possible, according to the source.
“Melania publicly supports her husband but privately prefers a life with 100 percent privacy and no press scrutiny,” the source said.
“Melania has a small circle of family and very few trusted friends.”