STEUBENVILLE - Bond was set at $50,000 during a brief court appearance Tuesday afternoon for the 64-year-old man who was arrested after allegedly making threatening statements concerning how easy it would be to convey a gun into an elementary school in the Buckeye Local School District.
Brilliant resident Dale G. Dollison allegedly made the statements to other adults while outside Buckeye North Elementary School. He was expected to enter an initial plea during a second court appearance today before Dillonvale county court Judge David Scarpone.
During his initial appearance in court Tuesday, Dollison came before Jefferson County Court Judge Joseph Corabi. Corabi explained to Dollison the felony level of the allegation was the central issue in the unusual way his initial appearance and plea entry had to be handled.
Dollison was charged with inducing panic. He was not carrying any weapon at the time of his arrest last week while outside Buckeye North Elementary School in Brilliant, according to the police report filed by Wells Township Police.