A shop teacher has been charged with 12 felony counts of brandishing a weapon after an incident where he is accused of getting the students attention by shooting blanks in their direction.
According to reports, on April 4 at the William H. Neff Center, 60-year-old Manuael Ernest Dillow is accused of lining his 12 students up against the garage door, bringing out a blank firing handgun and shooting several blanks in his students’ directions. Officials said he fired between four and 10 blank shots as the students as they stood against the door.
None of the students were injured in the incident. Dillow was arrested and then released on a $20,000 unsecured bond. Each charge is a Class 6 felony and can be punished by at least one year and up to five years in prison and a $2,500 fine.
A hearing has been set for May 7.
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