Clopton student arrested for alleged death threats against school
A Clopton High School student was arrested for making a terrorist threat on Friday, Jan. 11 for allegedly threatening to kill faculty and staff following a reported fight on campus, according to Pike County Circuit Court records.
James Paul Coleman, 17, of Clarksville, also allegedly struck a teacher during an altercation with another student, according to a probable cause statement from responding Sheriff’s Deputy Jody Blaylock.
Coleman later threatened to kill a coach at the school and recreate a shooting reminiscent of the recent Newtown, Conn. tragedy, court records showed.
A Clopton employee called the sheriff’s office at 10:52 a.m. to report a fight on the high school campus. On arrival, Blaylock said he found Coleman with Principal Larry Lagemann, Athletic Director Cary Bibb and Head Football Coach Lynn Nutt in Lagemann’s office.
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