Virginia student accused of threatening to blow up teacher’s car

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Jalen Tisdale

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police have arrested a New Port News student accused of threatening to blow up his teacher’s car.

On March 20 around 10:30 a.m., a Newport News Police officer was working a second job at New Horizons Regional Academy when he was approached by a teacher.

The teacher told the officer she was speaking with the student, 18-year-old Jalen Tisdale, about his grades when he became upset, WTKR reports.

Police say while the teacher was speaking with Tisdale, he told her to back up and threatened to assault her. According to police, Tisdale threatened to blow up the teacher’s car while he was being escorted out of the classroom. He then left the school property.

Police obtained warrants for Tisdale for threat: in writing at school/school event and threat: orally to school employee.

Tisdale was taken into custody Tuesday April 10.

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