“I said, by what authority and he said that he had to make sure the house is clear of guns,” he said.
The deputy arrived at their home 15 minutes later armed with a four-page questionnaire.
“I was uncomfortable answering the questions,” he said. “But I was told if I don’t fill this form out – he would not be allowed back in school.”
The questions covered topics ranging from mental health to how many guns and weapons the family owned.
“They were very intrusive questions,” he said.
At some point, the deputy said he had to search the home. They got as far as the kitchen when Henkelman decided to feel uneasy.
“I asked him to leave,” he said. “The deputy became agitated and said he would get a search warrant. I said that’s what I needed.”
After the deputy left, Henkelman called the sheriff’s department. He was told over the phone that officers would not be searching his home.
The deputy later returned to complete the four-page document.
Henkelman said he’s speaking out because he never got answers from the school district.
“When I tried to get to the bottom of this – they refuse to answer any of my questions,” he said.” I called the director of transportation and he would not put anything in writing. I told him that was very cowardly.”