Aurora West dean accused of texting picture of gun to principal before meeting that sparked lockdown

Aurora West dean suspect of texting picture of gun to principal before meeting that sparked imprisonment

The administrator charged with delivery a gun into an Aurora school earlier this month is suspect of texting the principal a picture of a piece when he arranged to meet her that day — and antecedently having vulnerable her by firing a weapon in her vicinity outside his home in March, according to police records.

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Tushar Rae

The new revelations emerged as Tushar Rae, 30, was charged Monday in Arapahoe County with unsuccessful first-degree assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury; unsuccessful first-degree assault with a deadly weapon; possession of a weapon on school grounds; and carrying a concealed weapon. The first three charges are felonies.

Rae, the dean of instruction at Aurora West College preparatory Academy, was in remission Friday for the third time since the April 3 gun incident on new charges of crime baleful and false imprisonment, a misdemeanor. He is incarcerated in the Denver County jail and is awaiting a court appearance.

The new charges arose after Denver police detectives interviewed Aurora West Principal Taisiya Tselolikhin following the initial allegations that Rae showed her a gun in his office.

Though the name of the victim in the Denver police testimony is blacked out, the inside information basined in the document match what Aurora police antecedently had aforementioned happened to Tselolikhin at the school on April 3. A Denver police interpreter confirmed that only one name was blacked out in the arrest testimony.

Aurora police according that Rae had asked Tselolikhin to meet him in his office shortly before school was discharged on April 3. Once she was there, police aver, Rae pulled out a gun, placed it between them and vulnerable to shoot two other administrators in their kneecaps.

But the Denver arrest testimony avers Rae besides had texted Tselolikhin a picture of a handgun when he asked for that meeting.

Tselolikhin put the school into imprisonment after Rae told her to leave his office. Parents, however, were only given a vague idea of what had happened, with communication theory from the school referring to a “according threat” and “rumors of an armed individual in the area.”

Calls seeking comment from Aurora Public Schools on Monday weren’t instantly returned. Tselolikhin antecedently had been placed on paid body leave piece the district completes its investigation.

The testimony besides reveals that more than a month before the gun incident at Aurora West, Rae is suspect of threatening Tselolikhin with the same piece at his Denver home.

Tselolikhin told police that she and Rae had some attended a work-related social event at an escape room on March 1 and spent some time with colleagues at a bar, where Rae shared marijuana edibles with an unidentified coworker, before going to his house.

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Rae was “feeling sorry for himself” when Tselolikhin aforementioned she wanted to leave, she told police, at which point he loaded a handgun and pointed it at her chest, according to the testimony. He then averdly pointed the gun to the side and discharged one round. She was not injured.

Tselolikhin told police she didn’t ab initio report the incident because she didn’t want to get Rae in trouble, according to the testimony.

She besides told police that she stopped-up by Rae’s house on the way to some other work function on March 7 and found him feeling sorry for himself once once again, according to the testimony. When she tried to leave, Rae aforementioned he wouldn’t allow her to leave, and grabbed her by the arm and threw her on the couch when she tried to exit.

Tselolikhin then called 911, but records from the incident only show a report of a verbal argument, police aforementioned.

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