While Romney was speaking Tuesday at Avon Lake High School, teacher Amanda Nelson said student Shaquille L. Brown threatened Romney, according to police Officer John Matula III’s report. Nelson said students were working in groups when Brown asked her if the class could end early, “because Romney is in town and I want to go shoot him.”
Nelson reported Brown’s remark to campus police. Matula wrote that after being taken into custody, Brown denied the remark was serious, telling Matula, “I don’t even have a gun to do it.”
Matula wrote that he contacted the U.S. Secret Service and an agent planned to interview Brown. Brown, 19, of the 200 block of Brace Avenue in Elyria, was charged with inducing panic and disorderly conduct. Brown is free on a $5,000 bond.