Reno man charged with making “Columbine” threats at school www.privateofficer.com
Reno NV Jan 30 2011 A 41-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Mark Twain Elementary School after allegedly having a disagreement with his son’s teacher and saying “this is going to be another Columbine.”
According to the arrest report, the teacher told deputies that the boy’s recess privileges were suspended for the week after he was caught picking on a Hispanic student, taking that student’s coat and using it like a bullfighter’s cape, yelling “Torro, Torro!”
The teacher said that the boy’s father came into her classroom and yelled at her in front of 15 second-grade students, claiming his son was being racially profiled, and that something needed to be done or there would “be another Columbine” at the school. The teacher reported that the father also smelled of alcohol.
The man then reportedly left the school with his son, and school officials took the precaution of locking down the school, which had just released all its students for the day.
A deputy said she contacted the man and convinced him to come back to the school to file a report, where he was arrested for making threats, a misdemeanor. The man allegedly admitted to making the threats, and said he drank a 32 oz. beer before coming to the school.