Alief ISD student arrested after social media threat against local high school, officials say  

HOUSTON — An Alief ISD student was arrested Monday morning after making a threat against a local high school on social media, according to school district officials.

The district was notified Sunday night about the threat against Hastings High School. The student was immediately taken into custody the following morning.

The student’s identity has not been not released.

Campus officials and police are conducting a thorough investigation to determine whether charges will be filed against the student, administrators said.

School officials released the following statement:

Our students’ safety is paramount.  We thank you for your cooperation and want to encourage you to please stay alert and report any suspicious statements, images or behaviors posted on social media or witnessed in person.  This is a reminder to students and the community that if you see something, say something.