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Tarrant man arrested after allegedly making terroristic threat on school grounds

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A Tarrant man was arrested after he allegedly made a terroristic threat while on the grounds of the Jefferson County Learning Center on Thursday, the sheriff's office said.

Antonio Wilson, 32, is expected to be charged with making a terroristic threat, criminal trespassing, carrying a pistol without a license and menacing. He is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $14,000.

According the sheriff's office, Wilson arrived on school property and began yelling and cursing at students. The school was placed on temporary lockdown while a resource deputy confronted Wilson, who proceeded to flee the scene en route to his nearby home. Prior to entering the residence, the suspect allegedly brandished a handgun.

A short time later, Wilson exited the home, surrendering his gun to authorities before being taken into custody.

Deputies were assisted in the incident by the Tarrant Police Department.

"This had the potential to go down hill in a hurry," Chief Deputy Randy Christian said. "Our SRO got on top of this very quickly and obviously that was the key to keeping those children safe. We want to thank Tarrant PD also."

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