Ninth grade girl arrested for making threat against local high school

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Killeen ISD officers arrested a 14-year-old ninth grade girl Wednesday after she made a threat of violence against Ellison High School, district spokesman Terry Abbott said in a press release.

The girl was taken to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center.

She’s facing a felony terroristic threat charge.

No students were in danger, Abbott said.

The school’s principal, David Dominguez, notified parents of the arrest by phone.

“We take any kind of threat like this very seriously,” he said in the phone message.

“Parents, please help us to make sure students know that if they ever make a threat against the school, they be charged with a felony and sent to jail or juvenile detention. The safety of everyone on campus is always our highest priority, and no threat such as this will ever be tolerated on the campus of Ellison High School.”

The district hosted a parent meeting last week to discuss internet safety and the consequences students who make threats face.

The message will be repeated to students at school assemblies.