Dallas ISD Teacher Threatened Staff Would ‘burn Alive' If His Pay Wasn't Raised, Police Said

A Dallas ISD teacher has been charged for making terroristic threats after sending a series of strange and aggressive emails to the school's staff and administration earlier this month.Dallas police said Omar Alanis sent the emails from his district issued email account to school staff demanding that he and another teacher receive "Master Teacher Salary" and also receive back pay from August 2016. His emails said these demands need to be met by the school if they "don't want to burn alive," according to the arrest warrant.In another email, Alanis said anyone who didn't follow his orders would be "put down immediately by Dallas PD" and he attached a photo of Dallas police officers with weapons.School staff contacted authorities and Alanis was brought in for questioning by police. Police said he confirmed multiple times that he sent the emails to staff and administrators to stand up to them and to influence change.Alanis was arrested Feb. 18 and has since been released. His bond was set at $1,500.A man with the name Omar Alanis is listed as a social studies teacher at Seagoville High School in Mesquite, but the school district could not be reached for comment to confirm where the suspect taught.  Continue reading...

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