Photo Caption: Stacy Gorham
Ohio University Police arrested a university employee Friday, for allegedly making threats to other employees.
Stacy Gorham, 53, of Athens has been charged with inducing panic and possessing criminal tools, according to the website of the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. The site indicates Gorham was booked and released Saturday after posting bond.
According to an OU release, OU Police were acting on reports that Gorham had made threatening remarks to coworkers, saying he would bring a shotgun to work if the university took steps to end his employment. Gorham, who was a utility worker, apparently thought he would be fired for losing keys that had been issued to him in connection with his job.
Officers apprehended Gorham when he came to work around 4:30 p.m. Friday, the release said. After speaking with Gorham and eyewitnesses, officers got a search warrant for his residence on Old Coach Road. With assistance from Athens Police, officers searched the home and seized eight firearms, including two shotguns, two long rifles, an SKS, an AK-47 and two handguns, plus ammunition for each weapon.
Gorham was scheduled to appear in Athens Municipal Court Monday at 9:30 a.m. OU has placed him on administrative leave, and he has been barred from campus.