Student charged for making threat at Perales Middle School, Webb County official says

Published: Sep. 29, 2023 at 10:41 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - The Webb County Attorney confirms a teen is facing charges for making a false threat to a UISD school.

On Friday morning, UISD announced the arrest but would not provide more details; however, Marco Montemayor said the student was 14 years old.

The teen is accused of claiming there was an active shooting at Raul Perales Middle School on Sept. 15.

The student was detained this past Wednesday.

At that time, the district said that UISD Police confirmed that there was “No credible threat” regarding this incident.

Montemayor urges parents to let their children know about the consequences they can face, if they are caught making a false threat.

“That’s the issue that we’ve been combating. Not just this year we’ve been combating the last few years and that’s why we need the parents’ support to fight this,” said Montemayor.

Minors caught making threats will be taken to the Webb County Youth Village and could potentially face other charges depending on the case.

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