Man arrested for impromptu safety drill at school

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Associated Press

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 8:03 AM

CELINA, Texas (AP) — A North Texas father has been charged with making a terroristic threat after he conducted an impromptu safety drill at his child's school in which he pretended to be a gunman.

KDFW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/WEVgdN) that Ronald Miller entered an elementary school in Celina on Wednesday and conducted his own drill to test the campus' response to an active shooter situation.

Police say Miller did not have a weapon but that his aggressive actions and alarming statements "created panic and fear" among the school staff.

Miller was arrested Wednesday evening at his home. The 44-year-old, who has worked as a firefighter and a paramedic, is free on $75,000 bail. Jail records did not list an attorney for him.

Celina is located about 50 miles north of Dallas.

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Information from: KDFW-TV, http://www.myfoxdfw.com

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