Damion A. Linder, 36, of Mexico was arrested Wednesday morning after making an alleged terroristic threat against Mexico Middle School staff and another parent. Since the threats were contained to the office, the school did not go into a lockdown, Mexico School District Public Relations Officer Marci Minor wrote in a statement.
“The middle school was under the normal daily operating procedures for school safety, including locked exterior and interior doors,” she wrote.
Linder was at the school at 8:42 a.m. when the disturbance occurred, according to the Mexico Department of Public Safety. The school resource officer was in the building but not in the office at the time of the incident. Office staff told the SRO that Linder had made the alleged threats.
According to reporting from KOMU, Linder was having a meeting with Principal Deborah Haag regarding his daughter being removed from a bus after an alleged argument with another student.
Linder was taken into custody at 9:26 a.m. at his home. He had no immediate plans to act on his alleged threats, according to a MPSD release. The incident is still under investigation. Linder was charged for making a third degree terroristic threat.
Additional court information was not available as of Thursday afternoon.