KATY, Texas - A second student was arrested Monday after he made a threat to the Harmony Public School campus in Katy via social media, according to authorities.
Fort Bend County deputies said the 15-year-old was mad about his friend being arrested in connection with a threat that was leveled against the same school last week and posted a message on Snapchat that read, “You think you’ve seen a threat? I’ll show you a threat.” That message was followed by a video of the teen shooting an AR-15 and 2 pistols at a gun range, deputies said.
Friends of the teen alerted the administration at the school, and the teen was arrested on campus, deputies said. He was charged with making a terroristic threat.
“This is not a game or a way to get attention,” Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said in a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page. “I once again urge parents to have a conversation with their children regarding the seriousness of threatening posts.”
The student is being held at the county’s juvenile detention facility, deputies said.
Investigators said last week’s threat included images of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting scene and a message that indicated the same would happen to seventh-graders at the school. That image was followed by a link to a website that provided instructions on how to sneak guns into schools, investigators said.
Rash of threats since Parkland shooting
This incident is the latest in a rash of at least a dozen threats made against Houston-area schools since the Valentine’s Day shooting that killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida, high school.
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