Student arrested

A Rockwall High School student was arrested by Rockwall police on Friday, Dec. 17, after officers investigated reports that a student had sent texts threatening a school shooting.

A Rockwall High School student was arrested by Rockwall police on Friday, Dec. 17, after officers investigated reports that a student had sent texts threatening a school shooting.

The Rockwall Police Department became aware of the alarming messages the night before, which reportedly included texted photos of simulated firearms/AirSoft guns and threats of a shooting.

When the officers found the student they believed to be the source of the threats Friday, they learned that he was not at school that day, so they contacted the student at home and took him into custody.

According to a press release issued by the Rockwall police on Dec.17, no students were in danger over the course of the investigation.

After arresting the student in question, officers handed him over to the Rockwall County Juvenile Services department. When asked by the Rockwall Herald-Banner to comment on the student's current status, the juvenile services refused to comment, citing confidentiality laws concerning minors.

Making a terroristic threat is classified as a third-degree felony.

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