Monroe County man charged following school lockdown
PARIS - Prosecutors charged a Monroe County man in connection with an alleged threat that prompted a lockdown in the Paris R-II school district.
According to a post on the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, deputies got a report about a possible threat to the district. They arrested Jason Lansche on suspicion of making a terrorist threat, and booked him into jail with a $3,500 bond. Jail records indicate Lansche is no longer there.
Prosecutors charged Lansche with making a terrorist threat; his arraignment is scheduled for early January.
In a letter sent by the district to parents, officials said a staff member saw a forwarded social media post, which prompted the call to law enforcement. No details about what was in the post have been released.
In the letter, administrators said the following:
"The safety and welfare of each and every student is a priority in the Paris R-II School District. The relationships between students and staff are essential to providing a safe learning environment. Trust is also vital to the safety and success of our students."