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Man Arrested For 'Threat' Against Jeff Brohm's High School

Purdue football head coach Jeff Brohm.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Jeff Brohm of the Purdue Boilermakers looks on during warmups before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

On Wednesday night, Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm announced his plans to remain with the Boilermakers, rather than assume the head coaching position at Louisville. It didn't take long for Louisville fans to make their thoughts of the decision known.

While one fan chose to burn the jersey of Brohm's brother, another Cardinals fan took things way too far. Police arrested a 29-year-old Louisville man this week after he allegedly threatened to burn down Brohm's former high school.

St. Matthews Police arrested 29-year-old Thor Wiljanen after he allegedly sent out the following tweet: "If Jeff Brohm doesn't come, we burn down Trinity." The high school closed its doors on Thursday after the threat.

Wiljanen's attorney released a statement saying the tweet was meant as an attempt at humor.

"This was not a threat. This was an attempt at humor, an attempt at satire - a poor attempt - but it was meant unseriously and it is not a threat to the community or to the school."

Wiljanen reportedly sent other messages that mentioned a "gas can and "matches" according to WDRB.

Threatening to burn down a high school after not landing a top college coach is not a smart decision - even if meant as a joke.

[WDRB]