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Friday, May 24, 2013
A Maize High School teacher has been charged with making a criminal threat, days after being arrested.
James Stiverson, 39, made his first court appearance this afternoon. Prosecutors charged Stiverson with one count of making a criminal threat.
Sedgwick County deputies and Maize PD was called to Maize High School Tuesday evening where the girls' soccer team was in a playoff match. A letter sent to Maize High parents said a teacher was arrested after making comments to another staff member threatening violence against the school.
Judge Warren Wilbert lowered Stiverson's bond from $250,000 to $25,000 because the school year has ended. Judge Wilbert told Stiverson he can have no contact with Maize administrators of faculty and he isn't allowed on Maize school property.
Stiverson is listed as a social studies and physical education teacher. He has been placed on paid leave.
A preliminary hearing has been set for June 6th at 9:00 a.m.