Monday, March 2, 2015
Alabama Woman Barbara Grice Entered Elementary School with a Loaded Gun and Threatened her Sister
The Foley woman accused of walking into Elberta Elementary School Wednesday with a loaded gun and threatening her sister will be held in the Baldwin County Corrections Center on $1 million bond, Judge Scott Taylor ruled Friday.
Barbara Grice, 51, will also undergo a mental evaluation, cannot go within one mile of a school and will be placed on house arrest if she is released on bail. Her actions inside the school's cafeteria prompted authorities to lock it down, causing panic to ripple through the South Baldwin County community.
"When you have someone come into school with a loaded weapon, threatens to kill someone, it puts everyone in fear," Baldwin County Chief Assistant District Attorney W. Rushing Payne Jr., who requested the $1 million bail, said following the hearing. "It's why we asked for a high bond. We can't allow someone like this out."
Elberta police have said that she got inside the school around 1:30 p.m. after knocking on a back service door where food is delivered to the cafeteria. A worker looked out the peep hole, didn't see anyone and proceeded to the open the door. When the worker didn't see anyone outside, she let the door close but Grice was able to enter.
Grice then confronted her sister, Kathy Partin, at an office inside the cafeteria. Authorities have said the two sisters were feuding over a domestic issue.
Isn't it wrong for the district attorney to say "We can't allow someone like this out?"
Plus the"cannot go within one mile of a school" thing is a bit ridiculous, don't you think?