SCHOOL LOCKDOWN: Plea Hearing Set For Suspect

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A plea hearing is set for a Des Moines man who caused a school lockdown in October.

Thirty-five-year-old Ryan Collier is charged with harassment, domestic abuse and interference with official acts.

Online court records show Collier’s hearing is next Tuesday afternoon. The Polk County Attorney’s Office would not comment on the specifics of the deal.

On October 29th, Collier allegedly threatened the mother of his children inside Merrill Middle School. Witnesses told police they heard him say he had a gun.

The school was put on lockdown and collier was arrested following a two-hour manhunt in a neighborhood near the school.

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