Just two days after two men got into a brawl outside West Handley Elementary school, a 17-year-old was arrested this morning at Oaklawn Elementary School for allegedly threatening to shoot a parent there.
Dekendrick Smith, 17, faces a charge of terroristic threat, a Class B misdemeanor.
Smith told police that he been walking into the school at 3220 Hardeman Street when he overheard a man say something behind him, according to Cpl. Tracey Knight, a police spokeswoman.
“He had no idea exactly what he said or whom it was to but he turned around to confront the man, challenging him to repeat what he had said,” Knight said.
When the 40-year-old man told Smith that he had been talking to his son and asked if there was a problem, Smith replied, “I will shoot you,” Knight said.
Knight said responding officers frisked Smith but found no weapons on the teen.
She said the teen told officers that he often goes “off” on people and “didn’t know why they took it so seriously in Fort Worth.”
“He just wanted to go back to Dallas,” Knight said.
Knight said a police report stated Smith’s aunt was also present at the school but did not indicate whether they were dropping someone off at the elementary school when the incident occurred.
Wednesday morning, West Handley Elementary school was temporarily locked down and two men were cited for disorderly conduct after they got into a fight over positioning in the child drop-off line.
- Deanna Boyd