UISD terroristic threat case true billed

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A UISD student who allegedly made a threat on social media on August 29th claiming a possible shooting on campus was indicted by a grand jury.

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The case against a United High School student identified as Renan Dante Santos, who was under investigation for a social media post regarding a possible school shooting, is now awaiting arraignment.

According to the District Attorney's Office, the evidence and witness testimony was presented to the grand jury and a true bill was issued on one count of terroristic threat, which is a third degree felony.

The case against Santos will be prosecuted in the 111th District Court grand jury.

A late-night social media post sparked concerns for parents and students at a local high school.

According to the United Independent School District on Thursday night officials received a tip regarding a social media post that went viral claiming a possible shooting at a high school.

UISD says they received several calls to their offices as well as the Crime Stoppers line regarding the post.

The UISD Police Department conducted an investigation and found the culprits responsible for the post; however, they determined that there was no danger to any of its students.

District officials credit the community’s quick actions of reporting the post, so they could immediately begin investigating the claims.

The district and police department encourages the community to advise the district about any potential threats that could compromise the safety of its students.

Police would also like to remind the community that all threats are taken seriously and those who are caught making any type of threats will face consequences.

The District Attorney says they will not be pressing charges against the student for the threat.