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News advisory from HCDAO on students charged with threatening to shoot up school

Media Advisory

Monday, April 24, 2017


A Harris County judge ruled Monday that  two juveniles should remain in custody for the felony offense of exhibition of firearms for threatening to unleash gunfire at Clear Brook High School, in Friendswood.

“After a brief hearing today, the two minors were detained as he we had requested,” Assistant District Attorney Martina Longoria said. “This will allow more time to evaluate the evidence and the recommendations of the mental-health professionals while keeping the community safe and free from threats of violence.”

Under state law, it is a crime to threaten to use a firearm on school property or on a bus being used to take students to or from a school-sponsored event.

The two were arrested Thursday on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting tragedy.

The identity of a juvenile charged with a crime is confidential.

A judge has the discretion to allow the public to attend preliminary hearings in a juvenile case, should a request be made in advance to do so.