Colorado school dean charged with 3 felonies for campus gun incident

by Kim Boateng Posted on April 16th, 2019

Aurora, Colorado: Tushar Rae, the dean at Aurora West College Preparatory Academy, arrested for a third time in two weeks on Friday, was formally charged Monday with three felonies and a misdemeanor in regard to gun threats he is accused of making at the school earlier this month.

Tushar Rae, 30, was charged Monday in an Arapahoe County courtroom with counts of attempted first-degree assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury; attempted first-degree assault with a deadly weapon; possession of a weapon on school grounds; and carrying a concealed weapon.

The charges filed against Rae Monday stem from an incident at the school that happened April 3. According to police documents, Rae and principal Taisiya “Taya” Tselolikhina had been in an argument the day before. The next day, Rae did not show up to work at the school, but texted Teslolikhina around 2 p.m. the next day telling her to meet in his office.

Once there, Rae allegedly pulled a handgun out and put it on a desk. “You shouldn’t have said what you said. I don’t want to hurt you. I’m going to hurt all the people around you,” he allegedly told Teslolikhina, then threatened to “shoot the kneecaps off” two fellow administrators.

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