OHIO MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATS TO TREYNOR SCHOOL
(COUNCIL BLUFFS) A Columbus, Ohio man was arrested and transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail in connection with the threats made to the Treynor School in regards to the shooting exercise on March 25th.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker said 47-year-old Robin Elston was arrested on a warrant for one count of Threat of Terrorism and one count of Threats, both Class D felonies.
“After this threat came in at the Treynor school, investigators followed up and were able to find out the phone number that had made the call and tracked it back to the registered owner of the phone and that happened to be this Mr. Elston who was in Columbus, Ohio,” said Danker. “We had Columbus, Ohio police find him and talk with him. He admitted to making a call, (Elston) didn’t remember what he said, but they were able to get a warrant for him for the threats.”
A message was left on the Treynor High School voicemail at 2:19 a.m. on March 25th that stated, “If you are smart, I wouldn’t go to work tomorrow, or today. Cause maybe your little training exercise might come into reality. You think about that.” The message then went into profanity laced statements about illegal immigrants.
Elston is expected to make his initial appearance this morning. He is being held on 10-thousand dollars bond.