Threats Force Lock-In at Dixon Elementary

Threats Force Lock-In at Dixon Elementary

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MOBILE, Ala. -

Threats made toward Dixon Elementary in Theodore causes the school to lock in.

Unlike a lock down when people are prohibited to enter and leave a building, a lock in only prohibits people from entering. Bayou La Batre police say, David Gazzier, made several threats. It all started around 7:30 this morning. He first told a relative not to send her child to school because he planned to open fire at the school. Next he threatened a family member, then a neighbor. The Bayou La Batre tactical team went to his home, when he refused to come out, they stormed in, and arrested him.  

"He was upset about some dogs and said call the police and i will kill you and when they get here I will kill them. With previous charges and a drug history, although the subject had barricaded himself inside his home, until we had him in custody we felt the need and so did the principal that the children remain in school and we use all precautions to protect our children," said Cpl. Mike Goodin.

Officers arrested Gazzier around noon. Police say they didn't find any weapons at his home, and he never stepped foot on campus. Police are still trying to figure out what connection, if any, he had to the school.

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