Deputy Arrested, Fired Over Facebook Posts

Deputy Arrested, Fired Over Facebook Posts

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MILLRY, ALABAMA -

Angry Facebook posts directed towards students at Millry High School have landed Washington County Sheriffs Deputy Timothy Atchison behind bars.

"We had the opinion that he was capable of carrying out these threats and we had to take action without delay," says Detective Ray Busby.

Atchison's daughter was being bullied at school, so Atchison went online posting several threats Wednesday night, like this one at 11:45 p.m. saying:

Ok my daughter is being bullied at school, Millry High School, and I will bring HELL with me when I come to the school.

Atchison names 5 students in his post.

Sheriff Richard Stringer says classmates threatened the deputy's daughter with bodily harm, and threatened to put a mirror up her dress.

In a post Atchison says:

You talk about mirrors and such twist my daughter's arm all I can say now is have mercy on your soul.

Minutes later he writes:

I spent my life fighting bullies (enemies) for this nation now I'm about to fight for my own in this country so don't judge me. I've earned my right.

Those living in Millry say Deputy Atchison is fighting advanced colon cancer.

He bonded out of jail on a $500 bond late Thursday afternoon. He's set to face a judge in February.

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