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PD: PHX man charged for threatening to shoot elementary school principal

Phoenix Police
Posted at 7:08 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 23:55:11-05

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man has been charged with threatening to shoot an elementary school principal because the kids were "too loud."

A North Phoenix man was charged this week for leaving a threatening message on the voicemail of the principal of Madison Simis Elementary School near 7th Street and Glendale Avenue.

Court records show that in late October 2019, Jonathan Estrada, 35, left a message on the principal's direct line saying he was "going to shoot her in the head if she did not keep the noise down from the students at the school."

When police contacted Estrada at his nearby home, he reportedly told police that "the music was so loud it was shaking the windows of his house."

On Tuesday, Maricopa County prosecutors charged Estrada with interference of an educational institution.

Estrada is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on January 30.

In a statement, principal Laura Webb said the school had put additional security measures in place.

“In response to the October incident, Madison Simis took immediate action including informing our families, putting additional security measures in place and working with police on this ongoing investigation. Since then, we have continued to take every precaution and implement any measures to maintain the safety of our students, staff and community,” the statement said.