Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Green Cove Springs Man Arrested in Threat against School

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Green Cove Springs Man Arrested in Threat against School

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Byline: The Times-Union

LAW & ORDER

A 23-year-old Green Cove Springs man is behind bars after a threatening note was left Sunday afternoon on the front door of Fleming Island High School, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Charles Gene Waxler Jr. was arrested just after midnight on charges of false report of a bomb, written threat to do bodily harm and trespassing on school grounds. He remains in the Clay County jail on $202,000 bail, according to court records.

School security video shows a man riding a bicycle at the school on Village Square Parkway about 4:30 p.m., then attached something to the office door, according to the Sheriff's Office. A teacher saw the man ride up and alerted the principal, according to the arrest report.

The arrest report doesn't reveal the contents of the note or how deputies tracked Waxler to his Russell Road home. But in a statement Monday, Superintendent Addison Davis said his staff reviewed the video surveillance with the Sheriff's Office and saw the man who "left the threat on the front door. …

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