Deputies announce arrests after social media threats at two local schools

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FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that two separate school threats were made through Snapchat.

FBCSO detectives conducted separate investigations which resulted in the arrests of 14-year-old student at Billy Baines MIddle School in Missouri City, Texas, and a 15-year-old student at a Harmony Public School in Katy, Texas.

According to deputies, the Baines student posted a Snapchat stating that he was going to shoot the school. Another student saw the post and told his parent, who informed the school. The school contacted the FBISD who alerted the Sheriff's office.

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The Harmony School student posted multiple messages on Snapchat, including an image of the Parkland Florida students running. The photo was captioned" This is what's going to happen to 7th graders at Harmony. The student also posted a link on how to sneak guns into school.

After further investigation it was learned that the same student posted another threat about him shooting 7th graders a month prior, but it was never reported.

All of the students involved have been charged with terroristic threats, which is a class three felony and placed in a juvenile detention center.

"We take every threat seriously and will work quickly to ensure our community is safe,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls.

The arrests follow Thursday's lockdown at the Houston CAN Academy Hobby campus after administrators say a student brought a handgun to school.

 

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