Parent Sentenced to 10 Months for Threatening School Administrators and Teacher
St. Thomas, USVI - District Court Chief Judge Curtis V. Gomez today sentenced Vendel Alvin
Williams, 35, to 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release for threatening to shoot
school administrators and a teacher at the Gladys Abraham Elementary School on St. Thomas,
announced United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe, Virgin Islands Police Commissioner
Rodney Querrard and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent-in-Charge Carlos Cases.
On February 27, 2013, Williams pleaded guilty in federal court on St. Thomas to
transmitting a threat to injure a person via interstate commerce. According to the plea agreement
filed with the Court, on November 19, 2012, Williams made a telephone call to the Gladys
Abraham School, and after identifying himself, threatened to shoot the school administrators and a
teacher. He also threatened to kill the children who were allegedly bullying his child, who was a
student at the school.
U.S. Attorney Sharpe praised the efforts of the Virgin Islands Police Department and
the FBI who investigated the case. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney
Ishmael A. Meyers, Jr.