LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Road rage didn't end when a car full of students turned into Male High School. The angry driver followed the vehicle and caused the school to heighten security.
Police charged Donald Heichelbech, 52, with assault and terroristic threatening after police said he confronted the teens, assaulted them and then followed the car to Male High School.
Once inside, officers alleged Heichelbech threatened to return to the school with a gun and shoot the young men who were in the car.
The incident occurred December 7 when the teenagers, whose names WAVE 3 will not print or broadcast because they're minors, were involved in a minor accident with Heichelbech.
Police reports indicate Heichelbech confronted the car full of teens shortly after the accident. One of the victim's parent claims Heichelbech approached the teen boys and became physically aggressive – causing a busted lip and minor cuts.
Shortly after the altercation, officers said Heichelbech followed the teenagers to Male High School and entered the school office.
Heichelbech threatened to return and harm the teens. Consequently, administrators heightened Male High School's security to a Level 3.
Heichelbech was charged for the alleged crimes more than a week after the December 7 incident. His attorney, Grant Helman, declined to comment on the charges.
Sunday, March 9 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-03-09 18:40:44 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The coroner released the identity of a woman who was hit and killed by someone driving a van. The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft DriveMore >>
The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft Drive near Blue Lick Road in the Okolona neighborhood of Louisville.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-03-09 21:50:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A business was evacuated due to a gas leak as hazmat crews continue to work to secure the area, according to Louisville Metrosafe. Dispatchers confirmed the business is in theMore >>
Fire crews were able to set up a water line and fog curtain to approach the tank and shut off the valve. The leak was contained at 12:56 p.m.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-03-09 18:38:57 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police have responded to a fatal car accident early Sunday morning. Around 4:45, the accident was reported in Okolona, at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road. Police aren'tMore >>
Around 4:45 a.m., the accident was reported in Okolona at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road.
Friday, March 7 2014 9:42 PM EST2014-03-08 02:42:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One man is dead after an accident involving three vehicles in south Louisville. According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner RD Jones, Ricky Duncan, 54, was driving a Ford escortMore >>
The Louisville Metro Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.More >>
725 S. Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40203