Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dad makes terroristic threats against son's elementary school--and blames mom (Hurst, Texas)

You can just about bet that this POS was "terroristic" to his son and his mother as well. These types typically are. These are also the types who never take responsibility for their own actions.

Dad is identified as ALEXIUS TAVO.

Parents at Hurst elementary school worry about father’s violent threats

By Christina Rosales
8:00 am on March 6, 2013

Update, March 7, 8 a.m.: Hurst police say they have upgraded the charges of the suspect, Alexius Tavo, who was arrested yesterday at the elementary school.

Due to the two dozen parents who made statements of concern, police have made the charge of making terroristic threats into a third-degree felony.

Tavo is still in the custody of Hurst police.

Update, 11:45 a.m.: Hurst police say the father who they believe made violent threats against Donna Park Elementary School is in custody at the city jail.

According to authorities, Alexius Tavo violated an emergency protective order to stay away from the school. More updates to come.

Original post: Several parents of young students at a Hurst elementary school are worried about a father who made violent threats that he would “murder as many” people as possible at the school, according to a report from WFAA-TV (Channel 8).

Alexius Tavo, 29, sent the threatening text messages to his son’s mother in January, according to a police report. The two have a son who attends Donna Park Elementary School.

“I will get a machine gun soon,” one text said, according to a report obtained by Channel 8. “Get a bunch of bullets. Then goin to school and murdering as many ppl as possible. Kids and all. And I’m going to put a letter in my pocket and say this is your fault.”

The woman reported the man to police, who arrested Tavo and charged him with making terroristic threats. He was jailed for 45 days.

According to parents at the school, they were not notified until last week, when school administrators sent a letter to families. The letter informed them that the suspect was banned from all Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD campuses and that an armed Hurst officer would be at Donna Park Elementary to enforce the ban.

According to a police report, Tavo told officers that he drank ten 40-ounce Bud Ice beers in six hours and smoked marijuana before making the threats. He also wept during his interview with police, reports Channel 8, and he told police that he was not in his normal state of mind on that day in January.

Several parents pulled their children out of the elementary school and enrolled them at other campuses with permission from the school district.