Local man who allegedly threatened THS principal had gun when arrested
A 51-year-old rural Tonganoxie man who allegedly threatened the Tonganoxie High School principal earlier this week at the school had a gun when he was arrested.
Leavenworth County Undersheriff Ron Cranor said Thursday the man informed officers about the gun during the arrest, which took place off school grounds. It is not clear whether the gun was in the man’s possession when he was at THS.
The man, who had a permit for the weapon, was arrested on charges of making criminal threats to the principal and for an outstanding warrant for contempt of court.
Officials allege the man kicked open the door to principal Jamie Carlisle’s office, according to reports.When Carlisle indicated he was going to contact authorities, the man said, “I may not take care of it here but, by God, I will take care of it somewhere,” the report said.
Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said Thursday afternoon he was awaiting information on the case from the sheriff’s office before determining whether to file charges against the man, who has been released from jail.