Grand Prairie Teacher Suspended After Students Do Internet Searches

GRAND PRAIRIE -- A boastful comment in class and a quick internet search has landed a Grand Prairie teacher on leave.

Christopher Durham, a teacher at Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute, reportedly told his sixth grade students to look him up on the internet because he was "famous."

When they did, they found out Durham had been arrested in 2013 for threatening a judge and his wife's attorneys during a divorce case.

Durham reportedly said he was capable of a Sandy Hook-like shooting.

He is supposed to stand trial for the charge in November.

Officials at GPISD say the school conducted a background check and nothing came up against Christopher Durham. He's been placed on leave until an investigation is complete.