Plainfield woman charged with threatening to kill former President Donald Trump, son Barron

ByLeah Hope and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, August 21, 2023
Illinois woman charged with threatening to kill Donald, Barron Trump
Plainfield, IL woman Tracy Marie Fiorenza was charged with threatening Barron and Donald Trump in emails to a Palm Beach County school headmaster.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Plainfield woman will remain in federal custody after appearing in court late Monday afternoon.

This comes after federal agents said she admitted to threatening to kill former President Donald Trump and his son, Barron.

In a courtroom of Dirksen Federal Building, Tracy Marie Fiorenza appeared before Judge Jeffrey Cummings.

Fiorenza, 41, acknowledged that was her name, and she heard the charges against her. She is accused of threatening to shoot the Trumps.

In federal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida, agents alleged Fiorenza admitted to sending threatening emails to the headmaster of a school in Palm Beach County.

On May 21, she allegedly wrote, "I will state that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity that I get!"

She allegedly wrote again on June 5, saying, "I am going to slam a bullet in Baron Trump's head with his father IN SELF DEFENSE!"

Federal prosecutors charge Fiorenza "did knowingly and willfully make threats to kill or injure a person of another via commercial email over the internet."

Monday's appearance was to start to process of attempting to move Fiorenza to Florida to face federal prosecutors there.

Fiorenza, a former Chicago Public Schools employee, is scheduled for a detention hearing on Wednesday. She worked for CPS from September 2019 until August 2020, when she was fired.

Neither the assistant U.S. attorney nor the federal public defender would comment on the case.