Teen charged in plot to kill local school administrator free on bond

Kelly Praytor. (Jail photo)
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LORENA, Texas (KWTX) A teenage girl charged with a class B misdemeanor in an alleged plot to poison a Lorena High School administrator was free on bond Tuesday.

Kelly Praytor is charged with terroristic threat.

She was arrested Monday at the high school following an investigation that started last Thursday, when a teacher overheard two girls talking during class about how to use an undetectable substance to poison the school’s assistant principal.

The teacher alerted school officials about the conversation and on Friday, police got involved.

"Anytime somebody mentions murder or something like that then we definitely take it seriously. We don't take it as lighthearted passing jokes or anything like that. That's not a joking matter,” Lorena police investigator Peter Rivas said Tuesday.

The other student involved in the conversation wasn’t arrested, but police continue to investigate.

The assistant principal wasn’t harmed, but was concerned for his safety and the safety of his family, police said.

A class B misdemeanor is punishable by as much as 180 days in jail and/or a fine of as much as $2,000.