Man Turns Himself in After Bus Threat, School Plays it Safe

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago November 08, 2013 Nov 8, 2013 Friday, November 08 2013 Friday, November 08, 2013 11:03:00 AM CST in News
By: Devon Fasbinder, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

FULTON - A man accused of making a threat to a Fulton Schools bus driver turned himself in Friday as the district took precautionary measures.

Fulton police got word that 38-year-old Ryan Scott Bazer of North Dakota was heading back to Missouri to turn himself in, after fleeing the area . In response, Fulton schools took precautionary safety measures Friday morning.

A family member identified Bazer as the man who called in a bomb threat against the Fulton Bus Barn and a specific bus and driver. Police said they discovered the call was apparently a result of a domestic issue that happened the night before.

The threat caused several Fulton schools to go on precautionary lockdown on October 30. Fulton officers, Callaway Sheriff's deputies and Missouri Highway patrolmen responded to the bus barn. Each school had law enforcement present during dismissal.

Fulton police reported Bazer was driving a silver Chevrolet Malibu 4 door with tinted windows bearing North Dakota plates.

Bazer turned himself in Friday at the Callaway County Court house, along with his attorney. He was transported to the Callaway County Jail charged with "making a terrorist threat" with a bond of $20,000. The court also revoked a previous bond on a drug paraphernalia charge raising his bond to $40,000 cash. Additional domestic abuse charges are pending.

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