Man booked after Bains school disruption

West Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputies released a Texas man on bail from the parish jail at noon Friday after holding him overnight for allegedly disrupting a parish school Thursday afternoon, Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said.

Daniel said Bahran Dehnadi, 59, of Richmond, Texas, was booked with disturbing the peace and remaining on the premises of Bains Lower Elementary School after being told repeatedly to leave the campus.

Dehnadi became irate when school officials would not let him pick up his daughter from the school about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Daniel said.

A school resource officer, sheriff’s Lt. Darryl Roan, ordered Dehnadi to leave, but Dehnadi refused. Roan had to wrestle Dehnadi to the ground to place him under arrest, Daniel said.

“He was hollering and screaming. It scared people half to death,” Daniel said, adding that school officials placed the campus on lockdown.

Daniel said Dehnadi’s ex-wife obtained a restraining order from 20th Judicial District Judge William G. Carmichael Thursday morning that ordered Dehnadi not to have contact with the woman or their child.

The restraining order had not been served on Dehnadi when the incident occurred at school, but he was given a copy of the judge’s order while in jail, the sheriff said.