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

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.

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