Former Kilgore ISD student indicted for threats allegedly made against KHS campus

Former Kilgore ISD student indicted for threats allegedly made against KHS campus
David Nelson

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A Gregg County grand jury has indicted the former Kilgore ISD student who was arrested last October in connection to threats that were allegedly made against that school district’s high school campus.

David Alexander Nelson, 19, was indicted on a felony terroristic threat with intent to influence an agency of the State of Texas charge. Nelson was among the 17 people who were indicted when the Gregg County grand jury met in the 124th Judicial District Courtroom on Dec. 19 and 20.

Nelson is still being held in the Gregg County Jail. His bond amount has been set at $500,000.

According to a press release on the Kilgore Police Department’s Facebook page, Nelson could face an additional five counts of terroristic threat.

“On October 24, 2018, Kilgore Police Department received notification of threats of violence towards the Kilgore High School,” a press release stated. “Over the next two days, several threats of violence were sent to various students via SnapChat an online social media platform.”

After two days of investigation, the Kilgore Police Criminal Investigative Unit identified a home in the Elderville community which seemed to be the origin of the threats, the press release stated.

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Police Detectives traveled to the location and identified the person responsible for the threats as David A. Nelson, 19 years of age,” the press release stated. “Nelson’s family was cooperative with detectives. David Nelson confessed to creating the post as a prank.”

The press release thanked KISD, FBI, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Longview Police Department, the Gregg County District Attorney, the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office, and the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office for the agencies’ assistance in the investigation.

Anyone with any additional information the alleged crime is urged to contact Det. John Rowe at (903) 218-6906 in reference to Case No. 1810-1326. People may also make anonymous tips via the Kilgore PD website, the department’s Facebook page, or tip411.

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