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Police: Grand Island man threatened to kill Barr principal

Threat forced middle school lockout
Police say Severino Roque threatened to kill a Grand Island middle school principal.
Police say Severino Roque threatened to kill a Grand Island middle school principal.(Hall County Jail)
Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 10:11 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2021 at 1:32 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island police Friday revealed that a man arrested after a lockout at Barr Middle School had threatened to kill the principal.

Students, teachers and staff at Grand Island’s Barr Middle School were put on lockout Thursday morning for an hour and 15 minutes. Grand Island Public Schools lifted the lockout around 11 a.m. after Grand Island police arrested Severino Roque.

A police report indicates Roque called the school Thursday morning using foul language and making subtle threats in regard to a disciplinary matter involving his son. Police say Roque later called a family support person and threatened to kill the principal.

Police booked Roque for felony Terroristic Threats and misdemeanor Intimidation by Phone. Formal charges were pending as of Friday.

Roque’s son was turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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