Brevard County

Custodian at Space Coast High School threatens student with razor, deputies say

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A high school custodian in Brevard County was arrested after he threatened a student with a razor, according to deputies.

On Friday, Jan. 20, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26-year-old James Baillaregon after he threatened a student with a razor in the school bathroom the day before.

Deputies said that on Thursday, Baillargeon was working in a bathroom at Space Coast Jr/Sr High School when the altercation happened.


According to an arrest report, the victim told deputies that Baillargeon was working on a toilet when another student walked in and asked what he was doing, and quickly left.

The victim stated that when he was leaving the bathroom, Baillargeon followed him, pulled a razor scraper from his pocket and said he was “from the hood” and needed to be respected.

The victim also stated to deputies that the accused told him he would “cut him into pieces.”

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Baillargeon told deputies that he was inside the bathroom using a plunger to unclog a toilet when a student walked in and yelled that it looked like he was “performing a sexual act on himself.”

According to the arrest affidavit, Baillargeon admitted: “he was frustrated and has trouble with the students not respecting him,” and “knew he should not have acted the way he did and regretted his actions.”

Baillargeon told deputies the razor was a tool he used to scrape gum and stickers off the floors.

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Deputies arrested Baillargeon and charged him with, exhibiting a weapon on school property, child abuse without great bodily harm, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

Baillargeon was released from the Brevard County Jail on a $12,000 bond.

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