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Deputies charge parent who boarded school bus, made threats

Posted September 25, 2008 1:01 p.m. EDT
Updated September 26, 2008 1:25 p.m. EDT

— Robeson County sheriff's deputies arrested a man who they said made threats on a school bus Tuesday afternoon.

Lt. Kathy Torre said that Patrick Locklear, 36, of Pine Forest Drive in Maxton, boarded a bus carrying students from R.B. Dean Elementary School after his child reported being hit by another child on the bus.

Children on the bus told their parents that Locklear stood in front of the bus, then boarded when it stopped. "He was on the bus long enough to make threats,'' Torre said.

The children said Locklear threatened them and claimed to have a gun.

Locklear was charged Thursday afternoon with trespassing, impeding a school bus and communicating threats. He was released on a $5,000 bond.