Carroll University terror threats suspect competency exam order

A competency examination was ordered Monday, June 20 for a man accused of making terrorist threats against Carroll University.

Prosecutors charged Timothy Hoeller, 61, in February for statements he made about "shooting up" the school.

Timothy Hoeller

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In 2018, Carroll University hired Hoeller to teach a physics course, then fired him mid-semester. Since then, the university officials said he's sent hundreds of communications, some of them hinting at homicide or suicide. 

In May, a Waukesha County judge granted the university a 10-year restraining order. 

Carroll University, Waukesha

On Monday, a different judge delayed a preliminary hearing after Hoeller's own lawyer requested a competency evaluation.