Stratford HS student who made Snapchat threat will not face charges

By Syan Rhodes - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - Spring Branch Independent School District Police said no criminal charges will be filed against the student in a Snapchat video in which he brandishes a weapon and threatens an unidentified person.

The video was reportedly posted to social media over the summer, but is making the rounds on campus now in light of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last week.

The Stratford High School student was identified and has apologized for his mistake, police said.

WATCH: Stratford Snapchat threat

The recent violence spurred one student to write to his state and federal lawmakers urging them to act to keep himself and his fellow students safe.

"Watching kids die time and time again it gets tiring. Students are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We're the ones dying, it's just sad, enough is enough," said Stratford junior, Marcel McClinton.

In a letter emailed to parents today, principal Chad Crowson wrote:

"Though an investigation is ongoing, we are able to report that there is no direct threat to Stratford High School or any specific student. In an abundance of caution there will be increased security at SHS.

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