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SAPD: School threats suspect also behind 2012, 2013 threats

Suspect resides out-of-state, police say

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San Antonio police say the person responsible for threats emailed to San Antonio-area schools is the same person who reported bomb threats at the San Antonio International Airport in 2012 and other places.

"The San Antonio Police Department has concluded that the person responsible for the latest emailed threats upon San Antonio schools is, in fact, the same person responsible for past telephone threats from 2012 and 2013," San Antonio Police spokesman Sgt. Javier Salazar said in a statement released Thursday evening.

The past threats were made on San Antonio-area hotels, the San Antonio airport, and San Antonio police Chief William McManus' home and family, Salazar said.

"Through the prior investigation conducted by the San Antonio Regional Intelligence Center (SARIC) regarding earlier threats, it was determined that this person does not reside in Texas and lacks the immediate capability to carry out the threats he has made," Salazar said in the statement. "While we understand the need for San Antonio parents to feel their children are safe, we are confident that this person's lack of immediate ability to carry these threats out has been established and still continues to be the case.  We will continue to make all of our resources available to area school districts and police departments and we will continue to take all appropriate precautions."

No bombs or explosives were ever found in those previous incidents.

Thursday evening, San Antonio police confirmed that person who sent an email sent to Northside Independent School District officials targeting Madison High School, which is in the Northeast Independent School District, is that same person who made the bomb threats in 2012 and 2013.

According to NEISD superintendent Dr. Brian Gottardy, the emailed threat made reference to a mass shooting at Madison High School at an unspecified time.

San Antonio police Chief William McManus said on Thursday that he did not believe the Madison email threat to be credible.

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