Public school teacher allegedly threatens fellow staff member with a knife


A Guam public school teacher is facing a felony charge for allegedly threatening a person with a knife.

59-year-old Rodney Perez is charged with a 3rd-degree felony for allegations of terrorizing, along with a special allegation of use of a deadly weapon in commission of a felony, and harassment as a petty misdemeanor.

According to an official magistrates report, on December 5th, officers were dispatched to Southern High School where the victim told officers that Perez entered his office to speak about gang activity before pulling out a knife in an attacking stance.

The report added that Perez then told the victim, “I wanna kill someone.”

According to court documents, the victim told officers that Perez has PTSD.

Allegedly – Perez told officers that the threat happened in the heat of the moment and after realizing what he had done, he handed the knife to the victim.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.