ST. JOSEPH -- A rocky relationship between a family and St. Joe-Ogden High School hit a tipping point this week. Uriah Fosdick was arrested yesterday. Investigators say he talked about shooting up the school.
The conflicts between both sides started back in 2009. And now Fosdick and his wife Nikki have no trespass letters from the high school, both for separate incidents. The family says they're being treated unfairly. But the school says all their decisions are justified.
"An investigator asked me if I heard him say it, and I told him no," said Nikki Fosdick. She says she was right next to her husband when investigators say he made threats at one of their neighbors, St. Joe-Ogden High School.
"Uriah would never say those things, especially not when he has kids. And he doesn't even have a problem with the whole school. It's literally a handful of people," she said.
"Wadfuls of trash thrown in the yard, Dairy Queen cups thrown in the yard, Dairy Queen ice cream dumped in my mailbox," she recanted.
Principal Brian Brooks says those students have been punished, but they also have some accusations of their own. Students say Fosdick's husband threw rocks at their cars, and that the couple has followed them in car on several occasions.
Brooks say the last straw happened on the first day of this school year. That's when he says a student was confronted by Fosdick's husband in the parking lot.
"He was a good 15 feet from the female," explained Fosdick. "He asked her to turn her music down, she proceeded to cuss him out and run in the building."
"We talked with the student, the student was pretty shaken and law enforcement did their thing," said Brooks.
"Two hours later they came to my house and arrested my husband under disorderly conduct," said Fosdick.
The charges were dropped, but the no trespassing letter kicked in.
"Bottom line is we just want out kids to be safe, we want our kids to feel safe when they walk on the property and we want to have great relationship with all of our neighbors and that includes them," said Brooks.
Fosdick's trespass noticed kicked in after students says she tried hitting their cars in the parking lot with her own. She denies it. Now both of them aren't allowed on the property for one year during school hours and after school activities.