Killeen ISD student arrested for social media threats

Published: Feb. 28, 2018 at 7:54 AM CST
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A 12-year-old female Killeen ISD student was arrested overnight after a series of threats appeared on social media.

Superintendent John Craft announced the arrest Wednesday, saying the 12-year-old girl made threats on social media throughout the week.

The girl, only identified as a Roy J. Smith Middle School student, had alarmed parents and students at the school along with other KISD campuses, which were part of the girl's threats.

"School officials fielded hundreds of phone calls from concerned parents as the threats were being shared across social media," Craft said in a press release.

KISD worked with the Killeen Police Department, federal authorities, and officials at Fort Hood.

A search warrant was issued, and the student was arrested at her residence.

She has been charged as a juvenile with terroristic threat..

The district, Craft said, “takes these matters very seriously and will be pursuing charges to the fullest extent provided by state and federal statutes as well as disciplinary consequences provided by the Student Code of Conduct and the Texas Education Code."