SAVANNA - West Carroll Board of Education President Timothy Atherton apologized Thursday for making threats toward presidential candidate Mitt Romney on his Facebook page.
A resident's complaint tipped Sheriff Jeff Doran to the post which threatened that if Romney were elected, Atherton would either assassinate him or have someone do it.
Doran turned the issue over to the Secret Service who questioned Atherton in his home. He was not arrested. Atherton claims the comment was "made in jest, but perceived as serious."