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Middle school teacher on leave after threatening e-mail

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Posted: May 6, 2010 8:47 PM by Anna Brown
Updated: May 9, 2010 12:13 AM
Source: Ascension Parish School System

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Topics: threatening e-mail, Jason Graham, Gonzales Middle School, Ascension Parish School Board Office, Gonzales Police Department, Ascension Parish, Gonzales

A 6th grade Social Studies teacher is on leave after he sent a threatening e-mail to the school's principal.

40-year-old Jason Graham, Prairieville, is accused of sending a threatening e-mail to the principal at Gonzales Middle School around 4:30 p.m. today. The e-mail read: “call off school tomorrow or dead”.

The principal reported the e-mail to the Ascension Parish School Board Office, who then reported it to the Gonzales Police Department. Gonzales PD were able to track the e-mail to Graham's home.

Investigators say he admitted sending the e-mail in an attempt to get the following day off to attend to some personal issues. No weapons of any kind were found inside Graham’s residence, which could have been used to carry out the threat.

Graham has been teaching for the Ascension Parish School System for almost 4 years. The school system says he is currently on leave, pending an investigation. They would not specify whether it's paid or not, but said more information would be available in the morning.

Graham has been charged with terrorizing. He has been booked into Ascension Parish Prison and is currently awaiting bond consideration.

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