King High School students accused of school threat appear in court

Posted at 2:33 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 15:33:34-04

The three King High School students accused of making terrorist threats on social media appeared before a judge Thursday afternoon.

Seventeen-year old William Arias, 17-year old Eric Alfaro and 19-year old Ezekiel Barrera didn’t have money to pay for an attorney. So, a hearing was held to appoint attorneys to their cases. Judge Inna Klein appointed attorney Epimenio Ysassi to represent Arias. Christopher Dorsey was assigned Alfaro’s case and Adam Rodrigue was appointed to represent Barrera.

All three King High School students have been charged with making a terrorist threat, which is a third degree felony. Their bond has been set at $25,000. 

On Wednesday, officials with Corpus Christi Independent School District Police Department said they became aware of a video of a school threat posted to the social media site Instagram. They arrested the three students minutes later.