Mother Pleads Not Guilty to Davey Elementary Gun Threat

Rachel A. Gauntner, who allegedly threatened to bring a gun to Davey Elementary, claims she is innocent.

Rachel A. Gauntner pled not guilty to aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, in Portage County Municipal Court on Feb. 28.

The charge stems from a Jan. 31 incident where Gauntner, 33, of Kent, allegedly threatened to bring a gun to Davey Elementary School, according to Kent Police Lt. Jim Prusha.

Police initially charged Gauntner with felony menacing, but that charge was reduced to a misdemeanor during a Feb. 11 hearing.

Despite prosecuting her on a lesser charge, the court has prohibited Gauntner from stepping onto Davey Elementary grounds and banned her from any contact with students. 

The same restrictions apply to Children's Advantage Counseling and Mental Health Center in Ravenna. 

Gauntner will appear before Portage County Municipal Court Judge Barbara Oswick for a pretrial on March 27. 

Alleged school shooting threat

According to Kent police, Gauntner issued a violent threat on Jan. 31 while airing criticisms to a teacher about the level of education her special needs son was receiving.

The teacher and another eyewitness reported Gauntner even referenced the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, said Kent Police Lt. Jim Prusha. 

Gauntner was arrested on Feb. 1, and allowed police to search her residence.

No guns were found.

James Thomas March 04, 2013 at 02:13 PM
You really do not know what you're talking about.
Teresa K. March 04, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Joe: why dont you learn me then?
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! March 04, 2013 at 02:36 PM
"The same restrictions apply to Children's Advantage Counseling and Mental Health Center in Ravenna." Wait, does this mean she's prohibited from setting foot on the Mental Health Center grounds in Ravenna? I'm sorry, but this woman has issues in the mental health arena. If anywhere, she should be there.
James Thomas March 04, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Teresa K., Joe Homeowner/Jack Kelly kaint lern nobody nuthin.
James Thomas March 19, 2013 at 03:38 PM
By the way, NolanJoeHomeownerderpspotterJamesThomasJackKelly, Have you taken down the Psuedo James Thomas Page you Created?


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