NORFOLK (CBS) – A middle school cook is accused of threatening to shoot up the school over a batch of bad cookies.

Wendy Ferris, 46, a cafeteria worker at the King Philip Middle School in Norfolk, is charged with one count of threatening to commit a crime.

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She was arrested at her home in Cumberland, Rhode Island Friday night and held over the weekend.

Ferris was arraigned in Wrentham District Court Monday afternoon. A judge ordered Ferris held on $5,000 bail.

Ferris’ husband Philip said there has to be more to the story.

“She’s an incredibly peaceful person,” Philip Ferris said. “It’s beyond me where this even comes from.”

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Ferris said he hasn’t noticed any change in his wife’s behavior.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

“We’re looking to working with the school department and the D.A.’s office to get to the bottom of this,” defense attorney Peter Padula said. “She denies the facts.”

Ferris is due back in court March 11.

King Philip Middle School is a regional school for Wrentham, Norfolk, Plainville.

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