HURST (CBSDFW.COM) – Educators and law enforcement were on high alert today on the lookout for a parent who had threatened violence at a Hurst elementary school.
Alexius Tavo, who had recently been released from jail, was banned from all HEB ISD campuses but showed up at a school anyway. “Mr. Tavo was given a letter that said he was not to set foot on any HEB ISD property, not just this campus, any property, any facility, any athletic field,” Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District spokeswoman Judy Ramos explained. “He got too close and he was arrested.
On February 27 parents with children at Donna Park Elementary were notified that Tavo had made threats against his family and the school. Wednesday morning went to the campus with the mother and grandmother of his son, who is a student at the school.
While the female relatives were in the school, police surrounded the car where Tavo remained, took him out of the vehicle, handcuffed and arrested him for violating the protective order.
Tavo was arrested and sent to jail for 45 days after threatening his ex-girlfriend; saying he would go to the school with a machine gun.
KRLD NewsRadio 1080 reporter Chuck Schechner spoke with the young student’s grandmother, Nancy Lallande, after Tavo was taken into custody the second time. The woman told him Tavo is not a threat and while he made the remarks he regrets it and has no intention of causing any kind of violence. “I mean the guy has got a heart of gold and he is a wonderful father, he really is,” she said. “Things happen and he made a big mistake and there’s consequences to it. This is definitely not what anybody wanted.”
Alexius Tavo is again is custody in the Hurst City Jail. School officials said they will send another letter to parents this afternoon giving them an update.
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