ATLANTA (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for mailing false bomb threats to four metro Atlanta schools.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates says 29-year-old Valtrez Stewart of Oak Lawn in suburban Chicago was sentenced Thursday to three years and 10 months. He will serve three years of supervised release following his prison term.

Yates says Stewart mailed bomb threats to Northview High School, Marietta High School, Stephenson Middle School and Meadowcreek High School last year.

Stewart pleaded guilty in January to four counts of mailing threatening communications. He admitted to mailing threats to at least four local schools between Jan. 28 and Feb. 2, 2011.

The messages warned of bombings and killings if money was not paid to certain people or individuals whom Stewart had grudges against.

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