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Dean accused of threatening Colorado school staffers dies

November 12, 2019

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado medical examiner says a middle school dean accused of bringing a handgun to school and threatening administrators in April has died.

The Sentinel reports that Denver Medical Examiner’s Office staffers pronounced 31-year-old Tushar Rae dead Nov. 11 at his home.

An exact cause and manner of death have not yet been determined.

Authorities say Rae was charged Oct. 21 with three felonies and one misdemeanor in Arapahoe County. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Aurora West Preparatory Academy dean also pleaded not guilty to two additional felony and three misdemeanor charges filed against him Oct. 3 in connection with a Denver case accusing him of making threats against an administrator weeks earlier.

School officials say Rae was on paid leave.

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Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, http://www.aurorasentinel.com/