The man who allegedly made threats to a Lucketts Elementary staff member was found not guilty by a Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge yesterday.
Dozens of students were kept home from school since Friday after parents learned that someone allegedly threatened to hurt a staff member of the school.
Kraig Troxell, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, said the Sheriff’s Office was notified on Aug. 20 that a man had made a threat over the phone to a Lucketts Elementary staff member on Aug. 17. The staff member and the man who made the threat know each other, according to Troxell.
At the request of Loudoun County Public Schools, a sheriff’s deputy has been stationed in front of the school since the beginning of the school year Aug. 23 as a precaution.
The man was arrested and charged with making a threat over the phone, a class 1 misdemeanor. He was released on bail and was in Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Monday, where he was found not guilty. Heather Williamson, spokeswoman for the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, said that Judge Avelina S. Jacob made the ruling after hearing evidence from both sides.