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Spring Hill man arrested, accused of threatening to blow up his son's school

BROOKSVILLE — A 40-year-old Spring Hill man upset about his son's removal from Endeavor Academy was arrested Tuesday after he threatened to blow up the school, police say.

James Austin Sheppard's son called him Tuesday afternoon to report that he was being removed from the alternative school on Varsity Drive and needed to be picked up, said Brooksville Police Chief George Turner. Sheppard yelled at an Endeavor staffer and threatened to "come there and blow up the school," Turner said.

School staffers called police. Sheppard was arrested at his home at 5258 Barclay Ave. on Tuesday and charged with threatening to throw, project, place or discharge a destructive device, a third-degree felony. He remained in the Hernando County Detention Center on Wednesday in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Spring Hill man arrested, accused of threatening to blow up his son's school 12/18/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:53pm]
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