Gonzalo Parra Jr., Paroled Drug Offender, Allegedly Holed Up at Preschool with a Knife

Gonzalo Parra Jr. is being held on various charges.
Gonzalo Parra Jr. is being held on various charges.
Courtesy of Garden Grove Police Department

How'd you like to see the guy above you toting a 12-inch kitchen knife at your preschool? Folks at Garden Grove First Preschool were treated to such a sight this morning, according to police.

Officers were sent to the school at 8461 Garden Grove Blvd. upon receiving a call around 8:45 a.m. of someone on campus with a knife, according to Lt. Ben Stauffer, the Garden Grove Police spokesman.

Someone had seen a man run onto campus and duck into an unoccupied classroom, which prompted promoted a teacher to tell the fellow to leave, but he instead whipped out a kitchen knife and closed the door behind him, Stauffer said.

Officers were able to coax the man out of the room without incident, and he was later identified as 30-year-old Parra, who was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of possession of a weapon on school grounds, brandishing a deadly weapon and violating his parole on a drug charge.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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