(2-5-23) Thaddis Brooks IV (39) of Perris, California, a convicted felon, and the step-father of a Centennial High player, was arrested this past Thursday after allegedly punching three female athletes during a girls’ basketball game in Corona (California) and threatening students with a gun.
The incident was reported around 8:35 p.m. Jan. 24 after a fight broke out during a basketball game at Centennial High School against Santiago High School.
Armed parent threatens students at Corona basketball game
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Witnesses told police that two students from both teams were involved in a fight on the court, and when the altercation was over, the step-father of one of the players allegedly punched three girls before being restrained. One of the girls was 14 years old.
Brooks left the gym and went to the parking lot and allegedly got a gun from his vehicle. He then allegedly pointed the gun at several students and threatened to shoot them before driving away.
Brooks is being held on suspicion of criminal threats, brandishing a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm on school grounds and child abuse.
He also faces a charge of animal cruelty after 40 dogs were found on his property.
Brooks is being held in the Robert Presley Detention Center in lieu of $350,000 bail.
Both schools are in the Corona Norco School District who declared the game a “no contest” the game will not resumed and no winner will be declared.
Official statements from school district and local police –