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Teens Arrested For Threats Against Fort Bend County Schools

The threats involved Billy Baines Middle School in Missouri City and Harmony School in Katy

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said two threats were made at two Fort Bend ISD schools.

Fort Bent County Sheriff’s Office said two teenagers accused in separate incidents of making threats through social media to harm people at two Fort Bend County Schools have been arrested.

In one incident, a 14-year-old student sent a message on Snapchat Friday morning indicating he was going to shoot Billy Baines Middle School in Missouri City.

In the other incident, a 15-year-old is accused of sending a message Friday afternoon through Snapchat that contained an image of students fleeing the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The student claimed the same would happen at Harmony School in Katy.

The sheriff’s office said the students were each charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony.

Both students are in being held in a juvenile detention facility.

“Parents need to have a conversation with their child about the seriousness of posting threats on social media,” said Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls. 

Watch khou.com video of press conference on social media threats made against two Fort Bend County schools.

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