Troup ISD student charged following social media threat
TROUP, TX (KLTV) - A Troup ISD student has received a charge following an alleged school shooting threat posted on Snapchat.
On Tuesday, Superintendent Stuart Bird said that he was notified of a threatening video posted on Snapchat. The video indicated there would be a school shooting at 2 p.m.
The district believed the threat was a prank, but classes were released out of precaution.
The suspect, a student at Troup High School, was later identified and questioned by investigators, where it was confessed that the threat was intended to be a hoax.
The student was booked into the Smith County Juvenile Detention Center today on a charge of felony terroristic threat.
The identity of the student is not being released.
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