With frequent school shootings in the news, some parents want to keep their kids safe by ensuring their school’s security is adequate. One father’s attempt at testing the school’s security in Celina, TX got him arrested.
Ron Miller allegedly walked up to a greeter at his child’s school and said, “I am a gunman. My target is inside of the building. I’m going in the building. You stop me.” At that point, he supposedly entered the school building, unchallenged, and began pointing at people. With each person he pointed to, he allegedly said, “You’re dead.” After reportedly pointing at a few people in this manner, he left.
The school’s principal did not dial 911, and the greeter made no attempt to stop Miller, partly because she recognized him as a parent and a volunteer. The school was not locked down, and some parents thought the incident should have been treated more seriously. The superintendent of the school later said, “We found some glitches…some things we need to work on.”
Miller did not have a gun when he allegedly began his unplanned test of school security. Nevertheless, he was later arrested, being charged with a felony of making terrorist threats. He was released on $75,000 bail.
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