Two Class-C Misdemeanor charges and a fine are the result of the arrest of an adult male dressed in camouflage and camouflage face paint arrested Thursday morning after he was found in a field behind the Sulphur Springs Middle School. The charges included Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct Breach of Peace. The man went before Justice of the Peace B. J. Teer Friday morning where he faced a Magistrates hearing that levied the fine (in keeping with policy, KSST will not name or publish mugshot of anyone arrested for a misdemeanor).
As parents dropped off children at school Thursday mornings, a SSISD Police Officer alerted Sulphur Springs Police to the presence of a suspicious individual behind the school. The school went into a soft lockdown according to Rusty Hardin, SSISD Communications Director. A soft lockdown is a security procedure that heightens watch around the perimeter of the school.
According to Jason Ricketson, Patrol Captain for SSPD, all available SSPD personnel responded. Ricketson said officers found the man in a pasture away from the school. SSPD is questioning the individual. Ricketson said the man had no connection to the school or students in the school according to early questioning.