High school student detained for gun threat at Brownsville school

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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.

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