OU Employee Sentenced After Threatening Violence At Work

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An Ohio University employee pleaded no contest to a reduced charge Tuesday morning in Athens Municipal Court.

Stacy Gorham, 53, was originally charged with inducing panic and posessing criminal tools after he allegedly made threatening remarks at work.

The court dismissed the charge of posessing criminal tools.

The charge of inducing panic was reduced to persistent disorderly conduct, to which Gorham pleaded no contest.

He was sentenced to a $250 fine and 30 days in jail.

Gorham's jail sentence was suspended on the condition that he not violate any federal, state or local laws for two years, attend an alcohol and drug abuse program approved by the court within 30 days, and follow all counseling advice for two years.

He is also required to forfeit his firearms, which Athens and Ohio University Police seized shortly after the incident.