Spencer Schools Locked Down Tuesday

Spencer, Iowa — Spencer schools were locked down on Tuesday, May 19th, as a precaution taken due to an employee.
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The Spencer Police Department reports that about 9:45 AM, the Spencer School Resource Officer was contacted by the Fairview School Principal in reference to a behavior issue. Upon the Officer’s arrival it was reported that the custodian Larry Fuller had just left the school. Staff reported that Fuller had been acting aggressively and was confrontational with staff. As a result, Fairview School was placed on lockdown.

Spencer Police then attempted to contact Fuller at his home in Spencer by phone. During the phone conversation, Spencer Police say Fuller made implied threats directed towards law enforcement and the school. The Spencer Schools were notified of the threat and due to the proximity of Fuller’s residence, the Spencer Middle School and High School were also placed on lockdown with Law Enforcement being present at each school.

At about 11:20 AM, officers say Fuller was taken into custody without incident as he attempted to leave his home.

They say Fuller was taken to the Spencer Hospital for evaluation and is facing charges of Threat of Terrorism, a Class D Felony and Simple Assault.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

The Spencer Police Department says the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Spencer Fire Department, Spencer Ambulance, Clay County Emergency Management, and Spencer Public Works assisted them with the response to the incident.