Three students at a high school in Taylor, Texas, were arrested Wednesday, after allegedly discussing plans to carry out a school shooting, according to Taylor ISD.
Several students at Taylor High School overheard their classmates allegedly discussing detailed plans about using explosives and firearms during class, according to the Taylor Police Department. Each of the suspected students are 17-year-old seniors. Police said the students did not have weapons on them, at the time of the arrest.
Students Devant Davis-Brooks, Kadin Watson, and Emmanuel Pina Tejasbeen have been charged with making terroristic threats, according to Taylor PD.
"I am impressed that this incident was reported by responsible Taylor High School Students and taken seriously by the Taylor High School Administrators,” said Taylor Police Chief Henry Fluck. “The High School Administrators immediately notified the two Taylor Police Officers who were on campus at the time. I am pleased that it was handled swiftly with Taylor Police Officers being able to effectively intervene to remove the threat and that both students and staff are safe. It is important that the student suspects are being held criminally accountable for their threats and their violent plan."
In a Facebook post, Taylor ISD said it takes any threat to students and staff very seriously. The district added the case is still under investigation, and there is no danger to students.