A middle school shop teacher was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly made a comment earlier this month about hiring a hit man after a meeting at the Carson City School District offices.
Wayne Phillip Haack, 61, an Eagle Valley Middle School teacher, was arrested on suspicion of gross misdemeanor threats to a school employee at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday at Eagle Valley Middle School, 4151 E. Fifth St.
According to the arrest report, Haack was angry after a meeting about a "pay issue" on Nov. 5.
"As Wayne walked towards the front door of the school district office, he pulled out a knife and stated to a receptionist, 'For the money I won't make, I could hire a hit man," Deputy Scott Davis wrote in the arrest report.
The report states that on Tuesday morning, Haack and a union representative met with Associate Superintendent Jose Delfin.
When Delfin allegedly asked Haack if he had made the statement, Haack allegedly stated he did, and showed Delfin a box-cutter type knife.
Police were called and Haack was arrested at the school.
Superintendent Richard Stokes said Haack has been placed on paid administrative leave while an internal investigation is underway.
"The incident happened at the district office so no students or teachers were at risk," said Stokes. "We will continue to cooperate with the Sheriff's Office."
Stokes declined to discuss the details of the meeting that preceded the alleged threat.
Haack posted bail and was released Tuesday afternoon.
Haack was unavailable for comment, said his wife Cecilia Haack.