Alleged Snapchat Threat Leads to 14-Year-Old’s Arrest in Texas

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
January 30, 2018US News
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Alleged Snapchat Threat Leads to 14-Year-Old’s Arrest in Texas
Signage for Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat, on the front of the New York Stock Exchange on March 2, 2017. (DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES)

A threat allegedly made by a teenager on Snapchat has led to the teen being arrested and charged Monday, Jan. 29.

The 14-year-old allegedly sent messages on the social media application that included a threat against Barry Miller Junior High in Pearland, Texas, police told KHOU.

Officers were called to a home on Monday after a mother reported her children had received the threatening messages. The children knew the suspect.

“Officers conducted an investigation which resulted in charges being accepted by the Brazoria County DA’s Office against a 14-year-old male student for terroristic threat. The juvenile student was taken into custody and transported to the Brazoria County Juvenile Detention Facility,” the police department stated, according to KHOU.

The Pearland Independent School District sent the following letter to parents of Berry Miller students on Tuesday, the following morning, reported the Houston Chronicle.

“Campus and district administration were made aware last night of a threat against Berry Miller Junior High made by a student on social media. The student has been identified and will not be at school,” the letter stated.

“The police are investigating at this time and will be present at the school today to reassure parents and students. Administrators and counselors will be available to students for questions and support.”

It has not been released whether the suspect attended Barry Miller Junior High or not.

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