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Man in custody for threatening Las Vegas Catholic school has arrest record

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 16:26:37-04

UPDATE APRIL 30: The teacher accused of leaving a threatening voicemail at a Catholic school in Las Vegas is out of work.

Todd Pomeroy's latest job was at Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas and parents have been notified he's no longer there.

A parent told 13 Action News he was a PE instructor and track coach at the school.

Coral Academy sent emails to parents explaining Pomeroy’s verbal threat was made to its campus but the focus was directed at a different school.

The Clark County District Attorney's office said Pomeroy had no previous criminal convictions in the Las Vegas court system.

However, 13 Action News looked into his past and found he had several arrests dating back until 1993.

Las Vegas Metropolitan police arrest records also showed Pomeroy had a history stretching back 26 years.

In 1993, he was arrested for battery and domestic violence but was not convicted.

A justice court search showed Pomeroy faced a misdemeanor charge in 2005 for making threatening phone calls - a year later that charge was dropped.

In 2017, the 56-year-old was charged with misdemeanor battery.

A year later, it was also was dropped after he completed community service and received counseling.

Tuesday, an inmate in-custody report showed Pomeroy was being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

Monday, he allegedly made a threat to St. Viator Catholic School and classes were canceled that day.

Now, Pomeroy faces three criminal counts related to this latest threat.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Police have a person in custody related to threats made towards a Catholic school in Las Vegas.

Monday, detectives arrested 56-year-old Todd Pomeroy after an investigation into voicemail threats directed at St. Viator Catholic School, located at 4246 South Eastern Avenue, near Flamingo Road.

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On April 29, 2019 LVMPD Detectives arrested 56-year-old Todd Pomeroy after an investigation into voicemail threats directed towards St Viator Catholic School.

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The Diocese of Las Vegas reported it received a voice message from a former employee, who has not worked at the school for several years and that the message was threatening in nature specific to the school.

The Diocese also released the following statement:

"Our Director of Security immediately contacted law enforcement. In these instances, we always err to the side of caution, so he directed the school to cancel classes for the safety of our students and staff.

As this is now an active investigation, we cannot comment any further and would refer questions to law enforcement.

Classes will resume Tuesday, April 30, 2019, as scheduled."

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Police later identified Pomeroy as the suspect in this incident and transported him to the Clark County Detention Center.

The 56-year-old is facing three counts of threatening to cause bodily harm or death to a pupil or school employee employing verbal, written or electronic communication, according to the Las Vegas police.

Authorities also said no additional threats were found and no further suspects were under investigation.