Another Upshur County student arrested on charge of terroristic threat against students

Another Upshur County student arrested on charge of terroristic threat against students

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Upshur County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested a student on terroristic threat charges.

The Harmony High School student, age 16, was arrested on Wednesday, investigators say. They say the student made threats of bodily harm against other campus students at that school. They say the student referenced the recent Florida school shootings as a part of the threats that led to charges being filed.

The sheriff's office states that they received information on Monday, February 26, concerning the threats having been made on an earlier date. Investigators then determined that probable cause existed that the suspect committed the alleged act.

Sheriff Webb says, "This is the second incident within days that UCSO investigations have concluded that threats against school staff or students were made. The UCSO will take seriously all threats made toward school students and/or staff and take appropriate enforcement action to ensure the safety of schools in Upshur County."

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Webb also wants parents or guardians, as well as staff, to be involved.

"I encourage parents and school staff to clearly communicate to young people that threats of violence will not be tolerated, and the consequences of these threats can be life-altering for a young person. Students should not include violent overtures or gestures as part of horseplay or any other interaction regarding school," the sheriff concluded.

The juvenile was transferred by Upshur County Sheriff's Investigators to the Gregg County Juvenile Detention facility.


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