COLUMBUS ISD CLASSES CANCELLED DUE TO SOCIAL MEDIA THREAT

  

Update #2: Columbus ISD officials have been informed that the person accused of making a social media threat causing classes to cancel has been taken into custody.

The suspect is a juvenile, so the district cannot provide further information.  Police intend to charge the juvenile with terroristic threat.

Update: Police have discovered that the threat was made via Snapchat, by someone reportedly naming and threatening harm to another student, claiming they had a gun.  It is unknown if the poster is currently a student in the school district.

The district says classes will resume tomorrow (Tuesday) at normal times, with "an increased police presence."  It is working with local law enforcement, the FBI and the Emergency Management division of Texas DPS, to determine who posted the threat.

Original Story: Classes in Columbus ISD have been cancelled today (Monday) after a threat was made on social media.

The school district released a statement on its website, saying administrators learned of the threat just before midnight. However, the statement did not go into detail on what kind of threat was made, or which social network it was on.

The statement reads that the situation has been turned over to local law enforcement, and school officials hope the person responsible for the threat is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The school district thanks the students and adults who saw the post online and alerted authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Colorado County Sheriff’s Office at 979-732-2388.

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