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Middle school student accused of making hoax bomb threat arrested

Posted at 10:25 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 20:48:22-05

KILLEEN, TX — A Nolan Middle School student accused of making a hoax bomb threat against the school was arrested on Tuesday.

Killeen Independent School District said the 12-year-old sixth grader confessed to making up the threat.

The student will be charged with making a terroristic threat.

School officials are calling it a very serious crime.

"There is no threat to the safety of our students. KISD Police thoroughly searched the building and determined there was no bomb," Principal Lolly Garcia said.

KISD said another student posted a rumor about the threat on social media. That student will also be disciplined.

KISD Superintendent John Craft is asking parents to talk to their children about how serious it is to make a threat against the school.

"Please talk to your children and help us to get them to understand that making a threat against the school is a very serious crime and that if they do it, we will arrest them and send them to jail," Craft said. "Please also talk to your children about not spreading these kinds of rumors because this needlessly alarms students and parents alike. Any student who is found to be recklessly spreading hoax reports like this will face discipline from the school.”