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Police: lunch lady made threats towards co-workers

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By: Alexandra Cowley


A lunch lady from Cumberland is in big trouble after telling co–workers at a Norfolk middle school she had a hit list and plans to buy ammunition. The 47–year–old cafeteria worker is back home in Cumberland after posting bail at her arraignment Monday. Neighbors ABC 6 spoke to didn't believe what their friend is accused of.

There was no answer at the Cumberland home of 47–year–old Wendy Ferris, only a note that read "sorry, need some sleep." 

The King Phillip Middle School cafeteria worker's home sprinkled with hearts for Valentines Day suggesting a loving woman, but police reports paint a very different picture of Ferris. The head cook was arrested by Cumberland police Friday. She's accused of threatening to buy an AK–47 and shoot up the school. 

Ferris' neighbors say that's not the person they know.

Mary Marszalkowski says, "Wendy has always been, she's like an angel girl, honestly she's never does anything wrong."

According to court documents Ferris was on fire Friday about burnt cookies she had to rebake. She became even more frustrated after visiting the school nurse for a band-aid, telling co–workers she had a hit list and was going to leave school to buy ammo. The nurse, at the top of that list.

Ferris is on administrative leave with pay pending the investigation. According to court documents, Ferris has a license to carry a firearm and owns a 9mm handgun. As a condition of bail, she's been ordered to surrender the weapons to police.

She's due back in court on March 11th.

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