Teen arrested for allegedly making “creepy clown” threats on social media against Livingston ISD
LIVINGSTON, Texas — Another Houston area teen has been charged after making social media threats against a school district, this time against Livingston Independent School District.
The Livingston ISD officials notified police and parents after someone using the Facebook profile “Larry Brown” made a threat against a school.
Police immediately began to investigate, and tracked down the source of the threat; a 14-year-old.
The teen was taken into custody shortly before 1 a.m. and charged with making a terroristic threat, which is a third degree felony.
Livingston ISD issued a statement about the investigation before the teen was found.
We have been made aware of a social media statement that is traveling around the state making threats to school districts and campuses including our own high school campus. We are currently working with the Livingston Police Department on the investigation of this criminal act, but it has not been found as credible. Please know that we take all threats seriously, the safety of our students and staff continues to be our top priority. The district in cooperation with law enforcement partners have both strategic and emergency plans in place to address these situations. We will continue to monitor the situation, and out of an abundance of caution, school will continue as usual.
This was the second 14-year-old charged within a day for making terroristic threats against a Houston area school. Police located a boy on Monday who threatened Houston Independent School District through the use of a “Smiley The Clown” account on Twitter.