Teen arrested, accused of making bomb threat that led to evacuation at La Marque HS

Officials mill about an exit at La Marque High School in La Marque, Texas, during an evacuation Jan. 28, 2019.

LA MARQUE, Texas – A 15-year-old student is accused of making a bomb threat that led to students and staff being evacuated from La Marque High School on Monday.

The student was arrested on Tuesday, according to authorities.

The teen was identified on Monday and was taken into custody on Tuesday, officials said.

Authorities said the student will most likely be charged with a state felony.

“The hours that were spent making sure that our students and staff were safe and that our building was not compromised is incredible,” Texas City Indepedent School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rodney Cavness said. “We take every threat seriously and we will not stand for anyone threatening our students and staff and creating havoc on our campuses. We will not tolerate threats.”

According to a post on the TCISD website, the evacuation was conducted as part of the procedures in place to address a threat.

Officials said parents are not allowed to pick up students from the school while the evacuation is in effect. Parents will be notified when they can pick up their children, officials said.

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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.