Man Arrested, Accused Of Bomb Threats At Griffin Elementary School

The man accused of making three bomb threats at an East Texas elementary school is behind bars tonight.

In the last two weeks, the Tyler fire department has responded to three different bomb threats at Griffin elementary school. They are believed to be from the same man.

The man thought responsible... 38-year-old Rodney Brown of tyler. He was arrested this morning, charged with making terroristic threats, a 3rd degree felony charge.

Investigation officials determined Brown is an ex-boyfriend of a teacher. The arrest affidavit had remarks about a certain Griffin elementary school teacher.

Fire investigators say the threats came after the teacher and Brown broke up. The arrest affidavit states the third bomb threat read... "you have 10 minutes to get the children out. The moment "the teacher," his ex-girlfriend, goes out, I will turn myself in."

The affidavit goes on to say, a witness heard Brown saying "he would get even with "his ex-girlfriend" by beating her up and stating that she would get what's coming to her. That witness said he heard Brown, also nicknamed, "Wolf" bragging about making bomb threats to Griffin elementary.

Before the incidents, Brown left a voice mail on his ex- girlfriend's phone. Fire investigators used that to confirm from a witness the call was coming from Brown.

Brown was expected to head back home to Alabama tonight, or tomorrow before the arrest.

Tyler I.S.D. says its very pleased an arrest has been made. The board is meeting tomorrow morning to discuss the latest developments. The school district says a letter will go home tomorrow to all parents offering counseling to students, parents as well as all staff members.

Molly Reuter, reporting