James Wren, 50, Ball, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. at his home Thursday, Dec. 7, in connection with an incident at Julius Patrick Elementary School earlier that day.
According to the Alexandria Police Department, here’s a description of the incident:
The principal received information from a Town Talk reporter that someone was coming to the school to disrupt the school. The reporter identified the man as James Wren.
Wren was the husband of one of the teachers, who said her husband was upset because she was wearing pajamas to school, which was having a Family Reading Night and all teachers were asked to wear pajamas. The wife said her husband did not see her but they had spoken on the phone.
Wren also allegedly called The Town Talk and spoke to an editor. The wife said her husband told her he had also contacted the Rapides Parish School Board to report that teachers were wearing pajamas to school. According to the report, the wife allegedly told officers her husband said he was coming to campus to disrupt the school.
The wife said the last time she had spoken with Wren he was at Rapides Regional Medical Center with his mother. Officers went to the hospital and was advised Wren was not there. He was also not at the school and couldn’t be located in the area.
The Family Reading Night was cancelled.