The Southborough Police Department responded to the Fay School, located at 48 Main Street on Friday, September 21st to escort an employee who had been terminated off of the property.
According to a press release, 51 year old David Pepper of Webster had made statements that were considered to be threatening toward other staff members at the school.
After a police investigation, a Criminal Application was obtained in Westborough District Court charging Pepper with Chapter 269 Section 14, Terroristic Threat, which was served by the Webster Police Department.
Pepper was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in Westborough District Court on Friday, September 28th.
The Fay School is an independent, co-educational school serving students in Kindergarten through 9th grade, with optional boarding for grades 7-9.
In a letter to parents, Rob Gustavson, head of the Fay School, wrote Pepper was hired as a custodian in 2017 and had successfully passed criminal background and reference checks.
“We had not received any other reports of threatening behavior prior to his termination on Friday. I want to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students is always our highest priority.”
Pepper is due back in court on Tuesday, October 2nd for a dangerousness hearing.