She received a suspended execution of sentence for 180-days and two years of unsupervised probation. The suspended execution of sentence means that Norman will not have to serve incarceration time unless she violates the provisions of her probation.

The Osage Beach woman initially charged with making a terroristic threat to the School of the Osage has plead guilty to a lesser charge of misdemeanor harassment.

On July 24, 2017, Kelly Norman, 46, entered a guilty plea through defense attorney Justine Finney in Miller County Circuit Court stemming from an incident on September 2, 2016 in which Norman called the school and spoke with an assistant principal demanding to know who put a juvenile referral on her son.

Judge Jon Arther Kaltenbroon accepted the guilty plea for a Class A misdemeanor - harassment by any communication frightening/intimidating/causing emotional distress or apprehension of offensive physical contact or reckless frightened person <= 17 years.

She received a suspended execution of sentence for 180-days and two years of unsupervised probation. The suspended execution of sentence means that Norman will not have to serve incarceration time unless she violates the provisions of her probation.

A preliminary hearing as well as a motion to dismiss hearing were originally scheduled for February 2017 in Miller County Circuit Court, but were cancelled when the defendant failed to appear before Judge Kaltenbronn. 

Defense Attorney Thomas Kirsch brought some medical documentation to the hearing, arguing his client was unable to travel due to medical difficulties and seeking a continuance.

Judge Kaltenbronn, who had already granted several continuances, was unpersuaded by the arguments and ruled in favor of the State, represented by Miller County Prosecutor Ben Winfrey.

A warrant for failure to appear was issued on February 27, 2017 and served on June 29, 2017 in Tuscumbia. Bond was surrendered the next day and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 24, 2017, in which the guilty plea was entered.

Norman was arrested on September 8, 2016, alleged to have made a terroristic threat against the school by saying she was going to or wanted to “blow up the school,” according to the probable cause statement.

After further questioning by the assistant principal, Norman allegedly became belligerent and said she was “so mad right now” she was going to or wanted to blow up the school. The assistant principal asked Norman twice if she had heard Norman correctly about the threat. Norman allegedly said “you heard me.”

Following more conversation that apparently was heated, Norman hung up after demanding to speak to the principal. The OHS principal attempted to contact Norman, but the calls went directly to voicemail. About 3:15 that same day, the school’s resource officer was able to contact Norman who reportedly yelled so loudly that the SRO had to remove the phone from her ear.

When asked her location by the SRO, Norman said, “It’s none of your business. I’m upset and I didn’t threaten the school.” The SRO requested a meeting with Norman to discuss the situation, but Norman continued to yell and scream so loudly the officer was not able to understand the conversation, the court documents state. The conversation ended when the SRO disconnected the call because of continued yelling and screaming by Norman.

In the probable cause statement, the SRO said she felt that Norman was a danger to the community and to others for making the terrorist threat, noting also that Norman has a criminal history for possession of controlled substances, DWI-drug intoxication, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and passing bad checks.

Ongoing Cases:

Norman was guilty in Morgan County of the Class C felony of possession of a controlled substance in 2008, according to Case.net. She is currently also facing a misdemeanor charge of driving while revoked/suspended in Morgan County for an incident on Oct. 9, 2016. Arresting agency was the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A warrant for failure to appear was issued on April 4, 2017 after Norman failed to attend a scheduled hearing in the case.

In Camden County, she is facing charges of felony possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. These charges stem from Feb. 26, 2016. Arresting agency was the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for December 6, 2017 followed by a four-day trial beginning on January 8, 2018.

Managing Editor Amy Wilson contributed reporting.