After parents received news of a violent threat against a Farmington parent, her child and the school district, Superintendent Kathleen Greider sent an email assuring them that the district will be watching the case and collaborating with Farmington Police.
The Farmington Patch article on the arrest and suspect are here. Greider’s email is below:
Dear Farmington Parents and Families,
I want to advise you that on Friday, December 28, Police Chief Melanson informed the school district of a domestic dispute that involved threats against a Farmington parent, her school-aged child and the school district.
Law enforcement officials, including the Farmington Police Department, acted swiftly and the individual has been jailed. Given the nature of the threat, a significant bond has been set. The statement below is from the Farmington Police Department for your review:
Farmington Police have arrested Darnell Jerome Davis, 125 Mallard Drive, Avon, CT for making threats by text towards his ex-girlfriend and her 11 year old son. Davis was arrested by Hartford Police for making similar threats, and by the Connecticut Department of Probation for violations of his probation related to the Farmington arrests.
Davis is in jail on 2.5 million dollars in bonds. These bonds have been set, or approved, by presiding judges. Police do not believe the bonds will be reduced, or that Davis will be able to post them. We are working with the courts to ensure we are notified should Davis be released.
We are aware of concerns over pictures on Facebook. Our investigation has led us to believe that Davis does not own firearms and those in the photos belong to one of Davis’ friends. That individual is fully cooperating with authorities. As the investigation continues, if it is determine Davis illegally possessed those firearms, we will arrest him again.
Please be assured that the Farmington Police Department and Farmington school personnel are working hand in hand to ensure the safety of our children. Feel free to contact the police department with any questions or concerns.
The administration, faculty, staff and Board of Education take any threat very seriously; the safety of our students and faculty is our highest priority. We will be in constant contact with law enforcement officials and we, along with the Farmington Police Department, will closely monitor this case.
Please do not hesitate to contact my office or your school Principal with any questions or concerns.
On this New Year’s Eve, I wish you and your loved ones the very best in 2013.
Kathleen C. Greider