Clark County Deputy Sheriff Mark Lane puts Paul Johnson in the back of his cruiser after Johnson was criminally trespassed from Park Layne Elementary on Friday afternoon. Andy Grimm | PHOTO

Clark County Deputies were dispatched to Park Layne Elementary around 12 noon on Friday, December 1 on a report of an unruly male trespassing near the playground.

According to deputies, Paul Johnson was cutting through the property when a playground monitor asked him to leave the property. Paul reportedly became angry and “started yelling and telling people off.”

School officials immediately dialed 911.

Deputies Scott Cultice and Mark Lane, functioning as Educational Support Officers (ESO) quickly responded and found the suspect at the intersection of Dillie Rd. & 235.

After questioning Johnson, the school did not press charges and Deputies did not see Johnson as a threat.

“We're gonna take him into town so he can get his medication” said Deputy Lane. “We don't want him to go without that.”

“He will be criminally trespassed from the property” added Deputy Cultice.

Johnson's previous criminal charges include: assault, criminal damaging, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, theft, and interfering with the operation of a train.

Educational Support Officers Program

The Educational Support Officers Program was established in 2013 following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. The Educational Support Officers Program was developed to increase patrols and security in Clark County's seven Local School Districts. The ESO Deputies are dedicated to working with each district's administration, faculty, and staff to improve security. 

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