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Police arrest multiple students over threats, weapons

Police: 1 student encouraged others to bring weapons to school

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SAN ANTONIO - Police said they made multiple arrests Thursday involving students in various school districts, some planning to bring weapons to school, possessing weapons or trespassing on school grounds.

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A 16-year-old Roosevelt High School student was arrested on Thursday for allegedly posting a message on Facebook encouraging students to bring weapons to school on Friday. He is charged with making a false alarm or report, which is a felony.

A 14-year-old student at Madison High School will be charged, according to police, with making a terroristic threat after he was overheard talking about bringing a gun to school on Friday because of the Mayan prediction of the end of the world.

Police said a student in the Harlandale ISD has been arrested and expelled for having a gun on campus. The arrest happened Thursday morning at the Frank Tejeda Academy.

The district said students were in a restroom when they heard a clicking sound. Police said it was a 23-year-old GED student.
The gun was not loaded and police said he did not have any ammunition. The district said the man admitted to carrying the gun for protection.

The schools have sent letters to parents urging them to talk to their children about the seriousness of making any kind of school threats.

A 16-year-old male was also arrested Thursday for being inside Stevens High School when he is not a student there. When confronted by administrators and asked to show his school ID and to explain why he was there, police said he bolted.

NISD and San Antonio police chased him and caught him outside in the neighborhood. He was arrested and charged with evading police. There were no weapons found on him and an investigation into why he was at the school continues.

This is the third arrest since last Friday in Northside ISD. The other two arrests involved two Taft High School students who are charged with making terroristic threats.


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