A high school guidance counselor in Connecticut has been arrested—after threatening to “execute every white man he gets his hands on.”
Carl Lemon, 63, was an in-school suspension counselor at Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport.
Lemon, who is black, threatened to “execute” white people, stopped on an American flag, and reportedly kept a kitchen knife in his desk drawer at the high school.
One of Lemon’s colleagues, another teacher at Harding High, alerted police after Lemon said “he couldn’t wait for the Panthers to give the OK and a revolution begins, because he will execute every white man he gets his hands on.” The teacher also told police that the harrowing statement was one in a long line of anti-white or violent threats that Harding had made.
Police also reported that the assistant principal received an anonymous note in her school mailbox earlier in the week, which read: “MR LEMON TALKS ABOUT SHOOTING WHITES ALOT! HE IS WAITING FOR PANTHERS TO TELL HIM TO EXECUTE HE STEPS ON AMERICAN FLAG AND DISRESPECTS US CHECK HIS COMPUTER. HE WATCHES RADICAL STUFF DURING CLASS I AM SCARED HE WILL DO SOMETHING HE TOLD A TEACHER THAT HE DOES NOT LIKE THE PRINCIPALS AND HE WILL TAKE THEM OUT HE IS CRAZY.”
Lemon was arrested and charged with second-degree threat and breach of the peace, but was released on a $5,000 bond. He’s due back in court on April 11.
Warren Harding High School has not yet commented on the situation and its unclear whether Lemon is still employed.