Dad JAMES LEE FRANK as been arrested for "allegedly" threatening to blow up his son's school and kill the staff. Notice that Daddy ripped a communication device off the wall and had knives in his car. Um, do you think that his son's apparently less than stellar school performance just might have had something to do with having a volatile, violent, and unstable father in the home? And where is Mom?
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT.
Police: Dad Threatens To Blow Up Son's School; Knives Found In Car
Posted: 10:35 am EDT September 29, 2010
Updated: 4:50 pm EDT September 29, 2010
WEST SUNBURY, Pa. -- A Butler County father was charged Tuesday after police said he threatened to blow up his child’s school and kill the staff.
Unhappy with his son’s performance, James Lee Frank, 49, of West Sunbury, called Dassa McKinney Elementary School and made the threats, police said.
Officials immediately placed the Hooker Road school on lockdown and notified state police.
Police said Frank drove to the school and unsuccessfully tried to enter through a front and side door. Frustrated, Frank then ripped a two-way communication system off the building and left, police said.
According to the criminal complaint, police found knives on the front seat of the car.
Police said Frank told them he was upset with his child’s performance and wanted to withdraw the student from a certain class.
Channel 11 News spoke to a parent whose daughter attends the school.
"I seen all the state police cars,” said parent Rick Yanssens. “Just said they heard it was lockdown. I didn't know anything until I seen it on the news.”
The Moniteau School District superintendent said letters were sent out to parents on Wednesday.
Frank is charged with making terroristic threats and threatening to use weapons of mass destruction, among other charges.