JOURDANTON, Texas - Updated Wednesday at 4:27 p.m.:
The student was identified as John William Flores, 17.
Officials said he will be charged as an adult.
Flores is being held at the Atascosa County jail on a $250,000 bond.
"He did admit to making those claims about shooting up the school. And we took what we felt was the appropriate acion at that point, and placed him under arrest," said Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser.
Kaiser said officers arrived within minutes after they got the call.
The student was isolated from other students, immediately," Kaiser said.
Students reported the threat to teachers, who told school administrators about it shortly after lunch.
"We do applaud that student and other students who came forward and reported the incident," a school administrator said.
A short assembly was held Wednesday to discuss the threat and to stress the importance of reporting similar incidents.
This is the first look at the student charged with making terroristic threats to Jourdanton HS. 17-year-old John William Flores is now being held at Atascosa County jail on a $250,000 bond. pic.twitter.com/czGw8xaG62 — Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) February 28, 2018
“He did admit to making the claims of shooting up the school and we took the appropriate action at that point and placed him under arrest” Jourdanton Police Chief talks about the arrest of the 17-year-old student who allegedly showed students a video of an AK-47 pic.twitter.com/9kaAqUPHVB — Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) February 28, 2018
Jourdanton superintendent credits the students who came forward and reported the threats, and today there was an assembly talking about the importance of if you see or hear anything, report it immediately pic.twitter.com/Lhi3nkpbCj — Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) February 28, 2018
A Jourdanton High School student was arrested and charged Tuesday with making a terroristic threat.
Jourdanton police said the student made threats to commit violence with a firearm. He allegedly showed students pictures of an AK-47 assault rifle.
Authorities interviewed the student at the school. He was then taken to Atascosa County Jail with a $250,000 bond. If convicted this student could face 2-10 years in a state prison and a $10,000 fine.
No firearm was found on campus.
Should anyone hear of threats made to any Jourdanton school, please contact the Jourdanton Police Department at 830-769-2241 or ACSO 24 hour dispatch at 830-769-3434.
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