Goldthwaite man arrested after rant at school

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A 55-year-old Goldtwhaite  man has been arrested after making repeated visits to a Goldthwaite Middle School after having been warned away from the property.

Sheldon Ray Johnson was charged with criminal trespass and released on a personal recognizance bond after the latest incident on Thursday that resulted in the school being placed on lockdown.

Mills County Sheriff Clint Hammonds says the series of events started back on Friday April 20 when deputies were sent to the middle school with regard to a problem with a parent.

School officials asked that he be told not to come on school property.

Then on Thursday he is alleged to have returned at 8:08 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. but each time leaving before deputies could arrive.

The sheriff said that school officials were concerned and wanted Johnson’s actions ” dealt with immediately.” 

After conferring with the Mills County Attorney, Sheriff Hammonds obtained an arrest warrant for Johnson on the criminal trespass charge, he was picked up at his home at 11:50 a.m. and processed through the Mills County Jail before being released on the PR bond.

Sheriff Hammonds said the whole situation was still under investigation.

No information was released on the reasons for his repeated visits to the campus.

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