Sarasota Man Trespasses High School Campus

News Release #: 17-116 - MAY 16, 2017

Aaron Talley
Aaron Talley

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 31-year-old man after he trespassed at Riverview High School in an attempt to vocalize his concerns about government and education.

School Resource deputies were alerted to a suspect trespassing on the campus just after 1:30 p.m., on Monday afternoon. According to witnesses, Aaron Talley, DOB 02/10/86, entered the school’s administrative office where he asked to speak with the principal who indicated he would need to make an appointment. As administrative staff returned to the front office, Talley began walking into the courtyard and into a classroom. Staff advised school security and school resource deputies who quickly responded and took Talley into custody without incident. In an interview with detectives, Talley admitted to planning to visit the school in order to discuss his concerns about public education. Students were removed from the classroom during the incident however, soon returned back to their classes.

Talley, of 4410 Wilkinson Road, Sarasota, is charged with Trespassing on School Grounds and Disruption of a School Function. He was released Monday night on $620 bond.