Tomball High School senior accused of threatening school via social media

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor
Tomball Police Dept.

TOMBALL, Texas - A senior at Tomball High School was arrested Wednesday after police said he admitted to posting an image that threatened the school on social media.

Corbin Pacheco, 17, was charged with exhibition of a firearm.

According to Tomball police, Pacheco posted an image of an assault rifle on social media with the words, “Don’t come to school tomorrow,” on the image.

Police said Pacheco admitted to posting the image as a joke. 

Pacheco was released from jail on $5,000 bond, according to court records.

Tomball High School principal Chris Scott sent the following letter to parents and guardians:

"I want to share with you some important information impacting our campus. 

"Late in the school day, we received a report there was a social media post stating a possible threat to Tomball HS. We responded immediately, and the student has been removed from campus. The Tomball Police Department is now investigating the situation.

"I am grateful to the students who reached out to trusted adults to report this information. Because of their quick response to a suspicious situation, we were able to ensure the safety of the students our campus.

"Because of the school tragedy in Florida, we understand there is a heightened sense of concern surrounding this type of situation. Please know, federal law prohibits us from sharing confidential student information, so we cannot speak directly to the consequences the student may face. I want to assure you, that the student will face disciplinary action according to our student code of conduct.

"Thank you for your continued support of our campus."

This incident adds to the growing list of threats that have been leveled at Houston-area school since the Valentine’s Day shooting that killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida, school.

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