Several north Texas high school students arrested for terroristic threats
At least one student from Rockwall ISD and three students from Lewisville ISD have been arrested for publishing fake school shooting threats on social media over the past week.
Rockwall Police say they arrested a juvenile male student who made a threat against Rockwall High School. The threats involved texting of photos of simulated firearms and threats of shooting at the school. The student, who was not at class today, was identified and arrested at his house. He now faces a Terroristic Threat felony charge.
In Lewisville, police arrested three students for terroristic threats made against Lewisville ISD schools last week. One student was charged with four counts of misdemeanor Terroristic Threat and two others were charged with felony Terroristic Threat. Officials say threats made by these students are unrelated to the nationwide social media challenge threatening violence at schools.
On Saturday, Dec. 11, the Flower Mound Police Department identified an LISD student who made the hoax threat at Marcus High School. The juvenile suspect was detained on Dec. 13, charged with making a terroristic threat, which is a felony,” said Flower Mound PD in a statement regarding the threats at Marcus High School.
“Dallas ISD and the Dallas ISD Police Department are aware of anonymous general threats communicated through Tik Tok against schools nationwide identifying Friday, December 17, as National School Shooting Day,” said the Dallas ISD in a statement. “Day. While local law enforcement continues to receive these various threats that are intended to create anxiety and disrupt the last day of school for 2021, they do not believe the posts are credible.”
A middle school student was also arrested for making a threat against his Arlington ISD school.
A total of seven students were arrested for posting threats against their school in Frisco, according to Frisco Police. ISD officials even canceled classes at Lone Star High School this week due to those threats. Among those arrested were middle school students. “Our ongoing investigation may lead to more arrests in the future,” said Frisco Police.
A threat was also made towards Haltom Middle School, but that threat was also deemed to be a hoax. Police did not say whether anyone was arrested.
Fossil Hill Middle School in Keller ISD was also on high alert after a fake threat was made against their campus. Police continue to investigate this case.
Fake threats have flooded social media across the country, leading to numerous arrests.