It all started with a blue bandanna hanging too prominently from the Lincoln High school student’s back pocket.
A Tacoma police officer noticed it Wednesday and told Dangelo Miller, 19, to get rid of it while on campus. Miller was allegedly pacing in front of the school waiting for a ride, the bandanna dangling 12 to 14 inches out of his pocket. Police were concerned that the student was showing gang allegiance.
Miller yelled profanities at the officer but eventually handed over the bandanna and followed the officer to the assistant principal’s office. After being reminded by the assistant principal that they’d already talked about the bandanna, Miller allegedly started another tirade and left the school.
Another student and her mother then reported hearing Miller making threats as he left.
According to court documents, Miller said, “That cop does not know who I am. He may have a shotgun but he doesn’t know what kind of guns I have. I am going home and get my gun and come back and shoot the cop and the school up.”
On Thursday, Miller pleaded not guilty to felony harassment and disturbing a school. His bail was set at $50,000.