Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrests man after alleged school threat
On Thursday afternoon at 2:09 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible threat to the Paris R-II School District.
The school was placed on lockdown.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Department met with Principal Chris Willingham and Superintendent Aaron Vitt and was shown a photo of a white male, identified as Jason Alexander Lansche, wearing a black hoodie with a white cover over his face with "Bout to shoot up the school" across the picture.
Willingham verified that the photo was taken at the agricultural building.
At approximately 2:43 p.m., Lansche was arrested at a local hardware store for making a terrorist threat in the third degree.
In a statement sent by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Lansche allegedly was laughing while talking to the deputy and claimed the picture was a joke and he wasn't being serious. Lansche stated he took the photo while in school but realized it was a stupid mistake.
Lansche was charged on Friday by the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney for making a terrorist threat in the third degree.
Lansche is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail with a $3,500 cash or surety bond.