As FBI, police seek motive family says teen exploring was reason for HS break-in

6 students being investigated, none charged with crimes

SAN ANTONIO – The older brother of a suspect in a series of school break-ins said there was never any threat to others.

On Monday, the FBI and school police searched the homes of two Wagner High School students.

The teen’s family said he was probably just exploring.

With police tape surrounding him, Tommy Hennigar, 21, spent his day talking with federal investigators.

"I put my hands up, and they're, like, 'Hands up,' and it's just, all the guns are pointed at me," Tommy Hennigar said of his experience with federal investigators.

He was questioned because of his little brother, an 18-year-old Wagner senior.

RELATED: FBI, Judson ISD police investigate break-ins at Wagner High School

The senior is one of up to six students a Judson Independent School District spokesman said may be connected to break-ins at the campus.

"He (my little brother) didn't intend for any of this to happen, or anything bad to come from it. He's just being a kid," Hennigar said.

Judson ISD police, the FBI and the Bexar County District Attorney's office, searched the Woodlake subdivision homes of two students Monday.

They feared the students may have been planning a larger crime.

A Judson ISD spokesman said the school's security system caught four people breaking into Wagner High School between the hours of 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. The first break-in occurred in February and another in April. They never stole anything, and didn't vandalize the building, but just roamed the halls.

"You want to make sure you find out what the intent is,” director of communications Steve Linscomb said. “You know, these aren't school hours."

"Maybe he just was looking to explore more. He was always very adventurous. So maybe he just decided, 'Oh hey, let's go play around in the hallways or something,’" said Hennigar.

None of the students have been charged with a crime.

The district asks anyone with information about the break-ins to call Judson ISD police at 210-659-9789. Tipsters may remain anonymous. 

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