Published On: Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014

FBI arrest Kyle Parramore for terrorist threats against Ohio elementary school

Ironton Police and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office announced via Facebook they have made an arrest in connection with a threat of violence directed at Ironton Elementary School from a man working at a University in Florida.

Kyle Parramore

Kyle Parramore

Kyle A. Parramore of Wesley Chapel, Florida, was arrested Saturday for a threat made back on Sept. 12; which led to Ironton Elementary and Middle Schools out of Ohio being cancelled for the day.

According to the report very by The Dispatch, Dean Nance, School Superintendent of Ironton City Schools, says that early morning, around 4:15 a.m. on Sept. 12, an anonymous threat against Ironton Elementary was posted online. Nance met with the sheriff’s office and they decided to close the school as a precaution. The sheriff’s office, Homeland Security and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office were investigating the threat.

According to the Lawrence County sheriff, all schools in Lawrence County were placed on lock down as a precaution, with police sent to each school.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, a warrant was issued Parramore as agents with the FBI and the University of South Florida police arrested Parramore on the school grounds. He is employed as a maintenance worker at the Tampa Bay University.

Parramore was charged with making terroristic threats, a third degree felony and inducing panic, a second degree felony, according to information released on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff stated to the press that “This threat and every threat is taken very seriously by all involved. From the minute this threat was brought to our attention it was given full attention.”

There is no word on why Parramore made the threat or how it is connected to Ironton Elementary.

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