Dad Calls in Hoax Bomb Threats After School Fire Lane Parking Dispute

Police say there was an ongoing dispute between the bomb threat suspect and school officials about illegal parking on campus.

Dad Calls in Hoax Bomb Threats After School Fire Lane Parking Dispute

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut – The father of a student was charged last week for calling in hoax bomb threats to two schools after he was told he couldn’t park in a campus fire lane.

Police say Dahari Martin, 26, called in the bomb threats to North Street School at 10:44 a.m. and South Elementary School at 11:23 a.m. on February 17, reports the Daily Voice. In response to the threats, both campuses were evacuated and classes were cancelled for the day.

Authorities believe Martin called in the threats because earlier that day, he was told by police officers that when waiting to pick up his child from school, he had to move his car from the fire lane at North Street Elementary to an authorized parking spot, reports CTInsider. Police say there was an ongoing dispute between Martin and school officials about illegal parking on campus. On the day when the bomb threats were made, he allegedly caused a disturbance at the campus but was not arrested.

Martin’s actions at North Street Elementary school before the bomb threats quickly led investigators to identify him as a suspect in the case. He was identified as the caller who made the hoax bomb threats through phone subpoenas, interviews, and other law enforcement sources, reports NBC Connecticut.

Martin turned himself in on March 14 and faces two counts of terrorism, falsely reporting an incident, threats, and breach of peace. He’s being held on $200,000 bail.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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