Jennifer Phillips (Image: Pickens County Detention Center)
Gov. Nikki Haley speaks to reporters on October 26, 2012.
LIBERTY, S.C. (AP, WLTX) - A woman has been arrested and charged with making a threat against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
Liberty police say 46-year-old Jennifer Phillips was arrested Tuesday and charged with threatening a public official.
Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby says Phillips is a parent volunteer at Liberty Elementary, where Haley was scheduled to speak Tuesday morning. Eby says Phillips made a remark to a staff member about harming the governor, and school officials called police.
An incident report states Phillips said, "I am going to smuggle a gun in and kill this governor."
Phillips was arrested before Haley arrived. Phillips was scheduled to appear before a judge later Tuesday, and it wasn't known if she had an attorney.
Haley's stop at the school was to talk with third through fifth graders about leadership and bullying prevention.