By Michael R. Moser
A disturbance at a rural elementary school in Cumberland County led sheriff's deputies to arrest two persons who appeared intoxicated at the scene, and to seize a weapon from one of the adults.
The incident occurred Monday at North Cumberland Elementary School around 8:50 a.m., according to Sheriff's Deputy Cpl. Jeff Turner's report.
Charged with possession of a weapon with intent to go armed on school property and public intoxication is Robert Montgomery Parker, 41, 216 Fox Den Lane. Charged with public intoxication is Kabrina Messhail Fravel, 28, 168 Frank Tinch Rd., Jamestown.
No one was injured in the incident and at no time were students or staff threatened.
Deputies were dispatched to the school after Deputy Charles Hennessee received a call from the principal who reported school personnel were having difficulties with a parent. Reportedly, the dispute concerned attendance issues of a daughter of the woman who was visiting the school.
When deputies arrived, they found the woman in the school nurse's office. Turner wrote that he escorted Fravel outside where he talked to her for a few moments, drawing suspicions that she was under the influence of something. A search of the woman's purse revealed a spoon with "possible residue on it."
While speaking with Fravel, Turner received a call from the 911 center reporting a man sitting in a Ford truck facing the school, holding a shotgun.
Turner made contact with a man he identified as Parker and found him in possession of a muzzleloader that was in a gun rack in the truck that was parked facing the school. Turner wrote in his report that he also appeared to be under the influence. Both persons were taken into custody without incident and booked at the Justice Center.
Bond for Parker was set at $900 and $500 for Fravel. Both are to appear in Cumberland County General Sessions Court on March 25.