Police: Man left threatening message for Line Mountain School Board vice president
JORDAN TOWNSHIP - An Elizabethville man was charged Monday with making threats to the vice president of Line Mountain School Board the night before a scheduled open house at the high school.
Guy W. Adams, 40, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Benjamin Apfelbaum, of Sunbury, on charges of terroristic threats causing serious public inconvenience, harassment by communication and disorderly conduct. Trooper Daniel J. Wilk, from the Stonington barracks of the state police filed the charges. Adams was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
According to a public information release made by police, Adams allegedly phoned Dennis Erdman at his home in Jordan Township at 5:35 p.m. Oct. 16 and left a threatening message regarding an event being held at the high school.
The public information release referred to the event as a parent/teacher conference, but Erdman, a retired teacher, said it was the high school's annual open house.
Because of the threats, several school board members wanted to cancel the open house, but Erdman said Monday the event went on as planned.
Erdman declined further comment on the incident, as did Line Mountain superintendent Dave Campbell Monday, citing the criminal investigation.
A preliminary hearing on Adams' charges is scheduled before Apfelbaum at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.