UPDATE: Florida Man Pleads Guilty in Ironton School Threat Case

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UPDATE 8/27/15 @ 11:20 a.m.
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) – A man from Florida, who was arrested and charged with making an online threat that closed two schools in Ironton, Ohio, last year, agreed to a plea deal during a court hearing Thursday morning.

Kyle Parramore, 24, of Wesley Chapel, Florida pleaded guilty one count of inducing panic during a hearing in Lawrence County Common Plea court.

Parramore will be sentenced next month. He faces eight years in prison.

The shooting threat that was posted online closed Ironton Elementary/Middle School September 12, 2014.

Parramore was extradited to Lawrence County, Ohio after being indicted by a grand jury in October 2014 on one count of making terroristic threats and one count of inducing panic.

The terroristic threat count was dismissed as part of the plea.

Parramore’s attorney says his client is remorseful and just made a terrible mistakethat is out of his character.

Following his arrest, investigators said that while drinking, Parramore looked up the Ironton area, chose a school and posted the threat.

Parramore has family member in the Ironton area..

His trial was scheduled to start on Thursday.



UPDATE 10/15/14 @ 11:45 a.m.
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) – The man from Florida, charged with making an online threat that closed two schools in Ironton, Ohio, last month made his initial court appearance in Ironton Tuesday morning.

Kyle Parramore, 23, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, was extradited to Ironton Monday.

Last month, a Lawrence County Grand Jury indicted Parramore on one count of making terroristic threats and one count of inducing panic.

The shooting threat that was posted online closed Ironton Elementary/Middle School September 12.

During Wednesday morning’s arraignment in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court, Parramore pleaded not guilty to both counts. His bond was set at $250,000 cash or surety.

His attorney told the judge this was "out of character" for his client.

He is scheduled to be back in court later this month.

If convicted on each count, Parramore could spend more than 10 years in prison.

Members of Parramore’s family were in court for the hearing, but had no comment.

Investigators have said that Parramore has a family member that lives in the Ironton area, but they don’t believe they have communicated in the past decade. They believe that while drinking, Parramore looked up the Ironton area, chose a school and posted the threat.

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UPDATE 10/13/14 @ 10:33 a.m.
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man from Florida, charged with making an online threat that closed two schools in Ironton, Ohio, has been booked in the Lawrence County Jail.

Kyle Parramore, 23, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, was extradited to Ironton Monday.

Parramore was indicted last month by a Lawrence County Grand Jury. He is charged with one count of making terroristic threats and one count of inducing panic.

The shooting threat that was posted online closed Ironton Elementary/Middle School September 12.

Parramore is expected to be arraigned on the charges later this week.

Keep clicking on the WSAZ app and WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.



ORIGINAL STORY 9/25/14
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man from Florida, accused of making an online threat that closed two schools in Ironton, has been indicted.

According to court records, Kyle Parramore, 23, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, was indicted this week by a grand jury in Lawrence County, Ohio.

He is charged with one count of making terroristic threats and one count of inducting panic.

The threat was made toward Ironton Elementary/Middle School on September 12.

Investigators say Parramore posted online that there would be a shooting in the school.

Investigators say he has a family member that lives in the Ironton area, but does not believe they have communicated in the past decade. They believe that while drinking, Parramore looked up the Ironton area, chose a school and posted the threat.

Parramore waived extradition in Florida, but according to the Lawrence County Jail, he has not been booked in Ohio at this time.

Parramore is expected to be arraigned on the charges next week.




 
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