Just as students were arriving to Celina Elementary School yesterday morning, one father made his way into the front office telling staff members they were dead because he was a gunman.
Officials said Ron Miller, who did not have a weapon, told staff he was testing the district’s security at his child’s school and wanted to expose weaknesses. Miller, 44, was arrested Wednesday evening on third-degree felony charges of making terroristic threats and held in lieu of a $75,000 bond.
Superintendent Donny O’Dell said school staffers were shaken and upset.
“He went up to one particular greeter — and of course he is someone they know and have seen — and he basically said, ‘I’m a gunman and my target is on the inside, and you’re not going to stop me.’ Then he went to the main office and told the ladies there that each one of them was dead because he was a shooter.”
O’Dell said Miller explained to them that he was trying to see how safe the school’s security was. In the wake of the deadly shooting in Connecticut that left 20 elementary students and seven staffers dead, many have worried about school safety.