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Police: CD East coach brought gun onto school property

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A local high school girl's basketball coach is on leave after police charged him with several crimes, including bringing a weapon onto school property.

Rashaud Macon, 33, coaches the varsity team at Central Dauphin East High School.

Lower Paxton Township police charged him with making terroristic threats, simple assault, possession of a weapon on school property, and carrying a firearm without a license.

Investigators said on Thursday, they were contacted by an employee of the Central Dauphin School District, who said that she is Macon's ex-girlfriend.  Police said she reported that she had received a threatening text message from Macon about a week prior.

Police and school officials conducted an investigation immediately, according to officers. During that investigation it was discovered that Macon, who is not a full-time school district employee, was in possession of a legally obtained firearm in his vehicle, which was parked on school property, and that his Dauphin County concealed weapons permit had expired in December of 2011.

Macon cooperated with the investigation and turned himself into police, authorities said. 

He is currently free on bail.

The investigation revealed that, at no time, were any students in danger as a result of this incident, police said.

This was Macon's first year coaching the Lady Panthers.

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