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CCPD: Arrest made in case of online school threat

Posted at 5:41 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 20:13:16-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Corpus Christi police have announced they have arrested in connection with an online threat against a local school.

Thursday evening, police stated, "Officials received information that a threat had been made to harm students at Tuloso-Midway Schools."

Detectives looked into the threat and investigated where the source of the danger came from. In a statement posted online Thursday, stated, "A thorough investigation was completed by Corpus Christi Police Investigators, through which they determined that the suspect did not take any steps toward carrying out the threats but were able to positively identify the suspect."

The suspect has been identified as a 15-year-old female student, and she was booked into the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center.
Police said she faces terrorist threat charges.

Because of the nature of the threat, police said the charge is being enhanced, and the student could face a 3rd Degree Felony.

Detectives said, "All threats to schools are taken seriously, investigated thoroughly, and disciplined to the fullest extent possible."

"The safety of our school community is one of our department's highest priorities. We want to stress that threats such as these will not be taken lightly, we will exhaust all efforts to ensure that our students are safe and further want to stress that those who make these threats will be charged accordingly."