A student at Lagonda Elementary School has been suspended for two weeks after he allegedly threatened to shoot a teacher, according to a Springfield police report.
A teacher told police the 11-year-old student arrived at school Friday, March 2, in a hostile mood and told him that he would be having breakfast in the classroom due to his behavior. During breakfast, the student allegedly lifted his silverware packet, pointed it at the teacher and said: “Boom, (expletive).”
He then allegedly told the teacher he would bring a gun to school. The teacher asked how he would do that, according to the report, and he said he knew a person with a gun. He also said he knew where the teacher lived and threatened to shoot the teacher’s home, police said.
The student was then removed from the room, the report says. In his desk, the teacher reportedly found a drawing with stick figures shooting each other. The student placed a similar drawing in his mouth to hide it, the report says. Both papers were collected by police.
A warrant for aggravated menacing has been requested against the student.
Springfield City Schools Spokeswoman Cherie Moore didn’t respond to requests for comment on Monday.
Local schools faced multiples threats in the past few weeks in Clark and Champaign counties.
On March 1, a 6-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to Kenwood Elementary School. On Feb. 28, a Mechanicsburg Middle School student was arrested after allegedly making a threat against the school.
On Feb. 22, a Springfield High School student was arrested after police said she posted a Facebook threat about a school shooting that went viral, causing districts across Clark County and the U.S. to take precautions and many students to stay home.
MORE CRIME NEWS: Springfield student arrested in Facebook threat: 4 things to know
Authorities declined to name the 16-year-old junior but said she was charged with felony inducing panic in juvenile court.
Last month, a student brought a gun to Simon Kenton Elementary School, Springfield-Clark County CTC locked down after a social media threat and a Northwestern student was arrested for a Snapchat threat.
3 QUICK RELATED READS
The Springfield News-Sun provides the best local coverage of public safety and education in Springfield and Clark County, including recent stories on changes made at West Liberty-Salem Schools since a shooting there one year ago and the ongoing drug overdose crisis in Clark County.