Texas High School Student Caught With AK-47 Pledged Violence

A student caught Monday at a Texas high school armed with an AK-47 and other weapons intended pledged to “commit a violent act” if his demands weren’t met.

(North East Independent School District photo/file)

SAN ANTONIO (April 28, 2014) A San Antonio high school student who took a loaded AK-47 assault rifle and other weapons into the school Monday pledged to "commit a violent act" if school officials didn't meet a series of unspecified demands, North East Independent School District spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor said.

The unidentified 17-year-old intended to take control of the intercom system during morning announcements Monday at Madison High School, Chancellor said.

If his demands weren't met, he was planning to use the loaded AK-47 that he hid in a bathroom and two loaded handguns he stashed in his backpack along with ammunition, she said.

The boy’s parents alerted the school after discovering that he and the weapons were missing Monday morning.

The student was taken into custody after administrators found him with his backpack.

The school was placed on lockdown, but there were no reports of injuries or of shots being fired.

The boy was upset with a teacher, Chancellor said earlier.


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