HOUSTON — A Stevenson Middle School student will face disciplinary action after being accused of making threats against the school on social media, HISD administrators confirmed.
The middle school was placed on lockdown for 40 minutes as a precaution. The protocol was officially lifted at 10:45 a.m.
HISD police were notified and the student who allegedly made the threat was tracked down. He was absent on Monday due to being sick, and was at home with his mom when he was found.
The specifics of the threat have not been released. However, officials said the student will face appropriate action in line with the student code of conduct.
“We do want to reassure parents the threat has been neutralized and the students are safe,” officials said in a statement.
Despite being given the all clear about two hours after the lock down began, dozens of parents flocked to campus to pick up their children.
Laura Morales picked up daughter Juliana because, she says, “There was a threat against the school that supposedly a boy was bringing a gun to school.”
Fortunately, this threat went nowhere. But when it comes to our kids, it’s safe to say there’s no such thing as being too cautious.
According to HISD police, the student was arrested and is charged with terroristic threat.