Threat against employee prompts lock out at Roxboro Road schools; man in custody

Roxboro Road schools were placed on lock out after authorities received reports of a threat being made against a school employee Thursday. (Photojournalist Andy Wolf)

Deputies say a man who allegedly threatened to harm a North Syracuse School District Employee, prompting a lock out at one of its campuses, is in custody.

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says it responded to Roxboro Road Campus Schools at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday after receiving reports that a domestic dispute in Syracuse had allegedly ended with an intoxicated man leaving the scene and claiming he intended to physically harm his significant other, who is an employee of the district.

Deputies say the school campus and its resource officer were notified and the school was placed on lock out as authorities searched for the man. He was spotted operating a vehicle a few blocks from the school, stopped and taken into custody, according to the sheriff's office.

The lock out at the school was lifted at 2:30 p.m.

An investigation into the incident is in its preliminary stages.

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