Janitor arrested after making school threat


A Parkway Middle School janitor was arrested on Tuesday after threatening to bring a weapon to the school.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office responded to 831 Simpson Road (Florida Center for Employee Health) in Kissimmee, in reference to a report of threats.

The investigation revealed that a female teacher had a conversation with a male janitor,


Gilberto Colón-Vega, at Parkway Middle School about his recent issues surrounding his job performance during a meeting at the school.

Colón-Vega told her he was going to bring a weapon to school and made specific threats of actions he would carry out on Wednesday, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. The suspect was arrested and charged with false report concerning the use of a firearm or bomb. He was taken to the Osceola County Jail.

“The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and the Osceola County School Department are committed to the safety and security of our schools,” a Sheriff’s Office press release stated. “All threats to our schools are taken very serious and are investigated thoroughly and persons responsible for such threats will be held accountable.”

Anyone with information concerning such cases is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to an arrest may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.