Salisbury man arrested for threatening school officials

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man faces threat and assault charges after he allegedly threatened officials at a local school.

The investigation began on Thursday into a reported threat that was made at East Salisbury Elementary School in Salisbury. A deputy learned that an individual, later identified as 64-year–old Velus Virgile, came to campus that morning to meet with members of the school administration regarding an incident involving his child.

As Virgile was leaving the meeting, he reportedly began to voice his disapproval over the situation and was overheard saying he would “come back and shoot this school up.”

The responding deputy also met with another person who reported that they were approached by Virgile, who was visibly upset and shaking a knife in a manner that worried the individual, while stating the knife was intended for a member of the school administration. This incident allegedly took place the same day as the campus visit.

Virgile was arrested during the early morning hours on Friday and taken to the Central Booking Unit. He was charged with first and second degree assault, disturbing the peace, and threats to a school official. He was detained without bond.

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