Bomb Threat Reported At School Where Teen Arrested

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A weekend bomb threat led to the search of a Central Texas high school where a teenager was arrested Friday after a threat was made to shoot up the school.

Roger James Reed (Jail photo)

RIESEL (November 11, 2013) The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad searched Riesel High School after a weekend bomb threat that followed the arrest of a teenager Friday in connection with a threat to shoot up the school.

The search turned up no evidence of any explosives and classes started as scheduled Monday morning.

Riesel ISD Superintendent Brian Garner told News 10 Monday morning the threat was made at around 9 p.m. Sunday to Riesel police Chief Danny Krumnow who, in turn, notified district officials.

Bomb squad officers were sent to the school where they investigated the threat, inspected the campus and after finding nothing cleared the buildings, Garner said.

Garner said 311 from grades seven through 12 attend the school.

Garner said local police were on campus Monday and sheriff's deputies were on call if needed.

The incident on Friday involved a student named Roger James Reed, 17, who posted a $30,000 bond and was released from custody on Saturday after he was charged with terroristic threat, McLennan County Jail records showed.

Police were called at around 2:30 p.m. Friday and when officers arrived, the school's principal was interviewing the student, Krumnow said.

Officers determined that the teenager did make a threat, but they did not find a weapon, he said.

Some parents pulled their children out of school as a result of the threat, he said.

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