Man accused of threats against TU pleads not guilty

Reginald A. Morrissette Jr. (right) appears in Seneca County Common Pleas Court with his attorney, Robert Miller, Friday afternoon.

A Michigan man accused of making threats against Tiffin University appeared in Seneca County Common Pleas Court on Friday afternoon.

Reginald A. Morrissette Jr., 27, of Detroit, was charged with inducing panic, a second-degree felony; making terroristic threats, a third-degree felony; and three counts of aggravated menacing, all first-degree misdemeanors.

He pleaded not guilty to all of the counts during Friday’s hearing.

Magistrate Damon Alt set Morrissette’s bond at $750,000, with no 10-percent allowance.

Morrissette cannot have any contact with TU and the three alleged victims, and a GPS monitor would be required if bond is posted, Alt ruled Friday.

TU had staff reported receiving a phone call at Friedley Hall, 18 S. Sandusky St., with the caller threatening to blow up the performing arts building and to set the building on fire and that he had a silenced gun he intended to use to shoot people, court records state.

The incident was Sept. 25.