Bond denied for man accused of threatening Fairfax High School, sources say

Ishmael O'Brien Lionel Harrison (Photo courtesy of City of Fairfax Police)

The 18-year-old accused of making threats against Fairfax High School is being held without bond, sources told ABC7 on Wednesday.

Ishmael Harrison was arraigned Tuesday morning and has a preliminary court date scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 30, sources tell ABC7 News. His bond hearing was held at 8:30 a.m.

City of Fairfax Police and Fairfax County Police searched for Harrison after they said he made social media threats toward Fairfax High School on Feb. 21. Authorities say he is a senior at the high school.

Both police departments tried to serve two warrants –including one for "threats to commit serious bodily harm to persons on school property" – to Harrison after they were obtained but were unable to locate him until he turned himself in.

According to police, another warrant was also obtained for possession of child pornography.

Investigators carried out a search warrant at Harrison's home on March 2 and found 200 rounds of rifle ammunition, which is used in an AR-15.

Harrison's family defended him Monday night saying he's a good student and good uncle to his sister's kids. Family members said he played on Fairfax High School's football and lacrosse teams.

Kendra Harrsion, Ishmael's mother, said the child pornography charge involved a photo of her son's 17-year-old girlfriend.

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