2 Deer Park campuses targeted by threats last week

By Cory McCord - Digital News Editor

DEER PARK, Texas - Two students issued two separate threats to two Deer Park Independent School District junior high school campuses last week, according to a press release from the police department.

On Friday, Bonnette Junior High School and Deer Park Junior High School each were the target of threats, according to authorities.

The principal of Bonnette Junior High said a former student posted a Snapchat message requesting people to come and shoot up Deer Park. The same poster later posted a photo of himself holding what is believed to be a gun, according to police.

The suspect was identified as a 15-year-old former student and the gun was determined to be an airsoft gun, police said.

The suspect is charged with making a terroristic threat.

Also on Friday, according to a district resource officer, a student wrote "I'm going to shoot up the school" on a desk at Deer Park Junior High.

Authorities were able to determine that a 13-year-old boy wrote the message in an attempt to be funny. The teen is charged with exhibition of a firearm.

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