Pearland teen arrested for posting terroristic threats against classmates on Snapchat

PEARLAND, Texas— A teen has been arrested after posting terroristic threats on Snapchat.

The Pearland Police Department responded to a residence Monday around 8:40 p.m. after receiving a call from a mom who said  her children had received disturbing messages on Snapchat.

According to police, the message relayed a possible threat at Berry Miller Junior High.

Further investigation led to the Brazoria County DA’s Office filing charges against a 14-year-old male student. The teen was taken into custody and transported to the Brazoria County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Pearland ISD released a statement that read in part:

"Campus and district administration were made aware last night of a threat against Berry Miller Junior High made by a student on social media.  The student has been identified and will not be at school. The police are investigating at this time and will be present at the school today to reassure parents and students.Administrators and counselors will be available to students for questions and support."