Student Arrested After Threatening to Kill Middle School Classmates
THROCKMORTON, TX – A student attending Throckmorton CISD was arrested Friday after her classmates claimed she threatened to kill them.
According to KTXS, on January 10, deputies with the Throckmorton County Sheriff's Office were called to the school for the report of a student who had made terroristic threats. When they arrived, deputies learned a 13-year-old had made a threat on Dec. 19 to kill her classmates. The student was arrested that day.
The following is a statement from Throckmorton CISD:School safety is the number one goal here at TCISD. Friday morning, TCISD school officials were made aware of allegations of a potential threat directed at the high school campus. Law enforcement was already involved before TCISD became aware of the allegations. After investigating the situation, CID, DPS and TCISD administrators determined that there was no credible threat to the safety of students or staff. The alleged threat was found to have been circulated by one or more individuals who claimed that another individual was going to harm students and/or staff at the school. As always, false claims concerning threats to school safety will be handled swiftly in accordance with the TCISD Student Code of Conduct and the law. Additionally, please know that TCISD investigates every threat – whether it is against an individual or a group of individuals – promptly and thoroughly. As with threats against school safety in general, threats against individual students or staff members are handled in accordance with the law and the TCISD Student Code of Conduct. While federal law prohibits us from commenting on matters involving TCISD students, please know that CID, DPS and school officials have no reason to believe there is any credible threat against TCISD students or staff at this time. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we thank the Throckmorton community for continuing to be vigilant by immediately reporting all concerning or suspicious behavior to TCISD and law enforcement. We take numerous safety precautions and training ongoing, such as being a guardian campus, how to report suspicious behavior, safety roundtable exercises, ALICE training, teaching digital responsibilities, and an open door policy for parents to communicate with administrators. We have had 0 incidents regarding school and student safety in over 10 years and will continue proactive measures to ensure it continues. We keep safety on the forefront and want each and every child safe at all times. It’s not something we take lightly. -Dr. Michelle Cline, Throckmorton CISD Superintendent
It is unclear if the student will be returning to class at Throckmorton or not. Parents of the school told KTXS that the student has been suspended but the District has not yet confirmed.
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