State Attorney Bill Eddins announced Thursday Duane Scott Nancarrow was sentenced on Wednesday by Circuit Judge John Simon to 3 years state prison to be followed by 2 years probation. Nancarrow was convicted on March 3 of this year by a Santa Rosa County Jury of Aggravated Stalking.
On December 14, 2012, the day of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting, Nancarrow called Monument Academy Charter School in Monument, Colorado, and left a message stating, “You watch the TV and see what’s going on in Connecticut, that could happen there, too.” Nancarrow was targeting a teacher at Monument Academy who was a friend of Nancarrow’s ex-wife. Monument Academy Principal Liz Richard testified Nancarrow’s call triggered a lock down at the school, sending elementary and preschool children into dark, cramped bathrooms where they had to be completely silent until the threat could be verified. Local authorities in El Paso County, Colorado, contacted the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office in Florida in an attempt to ascertain Nancarrow’s whereabouts. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ed Vincent obtained Nancarrow’s phone records which revealed the calls were placed from Santa Rosa County. Those records also showed Nancarrow called Monument Academy teacher Richard Hart over 40 times and had made 12 calls to the school. Each time Nancarrow called he left obscene and threatening messages including a recorded message on the school phone stating, “This is for Mr. Hart… I’ll put a bullet in your brain.” On March 21, 2013, Nancarrow was arrested by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Aggravated Stalking.
Both the investigation and arrest were conducted by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Jason English prosecuted the case for the State of Florida. For additional information, please contact Jason English at 981-5500.