Denton man charged in TWU lockdown incident

Denton man charged in TWU lockdown incident

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Suspect Christopher Gillette.

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by BRAD WATSON

WFAA

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 1 at 7:10 PM

DENTON — Texas Woman's University Department of Public Safety arrested Christopher Alan Gillette, 30, for allegedly making terrorist threats in a classroom on the Denton campus.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, a professor of history and government reported that Gillette allegedly made threatening remarks about guns and some of his classmates. After making the remarks, police said  Gillette left the classroom.

TWU DPS said the campus was immediately locked down via Pioneer Alert text message and the campus notification system. The lockdown was lifted around 11 a.m.

Police said Gillette then drove to the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Gillette, a resident of Denton, was detained at the hospital until TWU police arrived. He was arrested and charged around 2 p.m.

He is currently being held in the Denton County Jail on charges of making a terroristic threat. No bond has been set.

Gillette enrolled in the Spring 2011 semester at TWU. He has been suspended. Police said he has former military training.

E-mail bwatson@wfaa.com

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