Maize teacher charged with criminal threats

James Stiverson

MAIZE, Kansas — A Maize teacher that was arrested Wednesday for two counts of alleged criminal threats was officially charged Friday.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department says the incident happened Tuesday at the Maize High School Soccer field.

Deputies received a call from the Maize School Police Department about the incident.

Investigators worked the case through the night and arrested 39-year-old James Stiverson Wednesday morning on two counts of criminal threats.

He was being held on a $250,000 bond.

A judge reduced his bond Friday to $25,000 and set his preliminary hearing for June 6. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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