CMSD parent threatens to 'shoot up' son's school over writing assignment

CLEVELAND - A CMSD parent has been charged with threatening to shoot up her son's school and a teacher over a writing assignment.

According to court records, Cleveland police were called out to Nathan Hale Elementary School about the incident on Feb. 21 around 10:30 a.m.

Officers arrived to the scene and found Aukenia Mason and another woman inside of a minivan parked in a handicapped spot. 

Mason was reportedly upset that her son was removed from class until he completed a writing assignment.

Officers met with the student's teacher who reported that Mason had called several times, angry about the treatment of her son and that she allegedly began threatening to shoot the teacher.

Earlier in the day, Mason allegedly called asking to speak with the principal. During the phone conversation with the school's secretary is when Mason allegedly claimed she was going to "shoot up the building. They don't never check me when I come in there. I can do what I want."

Mason reportedly threatened the assistant principal next, saying "you're going to get yours next, you suspended my son for no reason."

The mother came to the school at 10:30 a.m. and was arrested by Cleveland police, charged with inducing panic.

Mason appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court on March 5. Her case was bound over to Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas because the charge is a felony.

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