Craig played on an NCAA Tournament team for coach Billy Gillispie at UTEP and then began what an ex-teammate called a meteoric rise as a college coach in a career that, according to the Times, eventually fizzled into weird behavior and run-ins with the law. Police also believe he sent emails to several news organizations shortly before the threat decrying what he called racism against white police officers, among other things. The district says around 250 students were present when Craig entered the school and told staff to evacuate the campus.
The person who reportedly issued a bomb threat against an elementary school in Utah is in police custody, according to a report on social media.
Craig then walked into the school, warned the staff to evacuate and then left through the front door.
Craig is also the former head basketball coach at Utah State University Eastern and has a history of being arrested during incidents in which he has called himself an "Islamic jihadist", the Salt Lake Tribune reported. The kids were reunited with their parents at around 5:30 p.m.
A college friend in El Paso told SI that afterwards Craig began saying that he was a prophet, and in recent years he has been arrested in incidences such as barging into an Arizona university classroom and disorderly conduct at his daughter's school.
No bombs or weapons were found in Craig's truck or in his house. No injuries were reported in the incident.
In the post, Craig refers to himself as "The Radical Islamic Jihadist Muhammad Allah Al-Khidr", and says his reason for writing was due to his "pending arrest" and plans of a hunger strike he will implement while in jail.
Craig was a UTEP basketball team player when they played in the NCAA tournament back in 2004.
Craig was the head coach of the Chaparrals from 2011-2013 and resigned for personal reasons.
A 2014 Sports Illustrated article about Craig detailed his struggles with mental illness and that he had gone in for treatment in state mental hospitals in Utah and Colorado.
According to officials, Craig is known to have mental health related issues, though it is unclear if he is now receiving treatment.