BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A juvenile high school student has been detained for messaging a gun threat to a Brownsville ISD school.
Police said around 7 a.m. a threat was messaged into the school’s Facebook page. School officials took the threat seriously and began their shelter-in-place procedures.
After further investigation police said the threat is a hoax, but police presence will remain on campus as a precaution.
Authorities traced the messages to a high school student and say this is a state jail felony.
The juvenile is in custody with the Cameron County Juvenile Detention Center. Officials assure that students and staff are safe.
Editor’s note: This article previously named a specific school, since then it has been updated.