RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com KRNV)- We now know the details behind why a Washoe County School District Principal has been on administrative leave since October 2012.
According to court documents, a mother named Valerie Bourquin-Brown made threats against Kent Vallier, Principal of Double Diamond Elementary school on October 3, 2012. A WCSD Police Officer states, the defendant made threats to staff that she was going to "have her husband come back and kick the principals ass." The officer states the threat caused the school to go into lock down. Staff members who witnessed the incident state that Valerie said "You think I'm mad, you should see Chris he's pissed. And, "You better have school police on stand by... "
The WCSD called the situation "a personnel matter" and would not comment.
WCSD Area Superintendent Dough Parry says at this time there is no safety concern. Parry says an interim principal has been operating in Vallier's absence.
Attempts to contact Vallier were unsuccessful.
Valerie Bourquin-Brown is facing misdemeanor charges and is scheduled in Reno Justice Court March 12. After News 4 reached out to Valerie this morning, she returned our call in hysterics saying none of this is true. Before she was advised against any further interview by her Attorney, Valerie told News 4 she did not threaten Vallier. According to Bourquin-Brown, Vallier and the school were not coming up with a special education plan for her son who has a learning disability. She says at this time they have yet to do so.