Columbus ISD Closes School Monday Due to Threat [VIDEO] ***UPDATE***
The Columbus Police Department is reporting on their Facebook Page that the suspect who made the threats is now in custody and facing charges. They released the following press release:
The Columbus Police Department is pleased to announce that the person who made the threats towards a Columbus ISD student and who made comments about possessing a firearm has been detained. The Suspect will be charged with Terroristic Threat a 3rd degree felony. The Suspect is a juvenile and their name and identifying information will not be released. The Columbus ISD has been notified and anticipates resuming normal courses and activities tomorrow 09-25-18.
This apprehension was a collaborative operation between the Colorado County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado County Attorney’s Investigator, the FBI and the Columbus Police Department.
The Columbus Police Department wants the public to know that we take threats against our community and schools seriously and we will not rest until these types of situations have been fully resolved. Thank you for your patience during the investigation of this threat.
The Columbus ISD, Columbus, TX has closed after a threat was made on social media. According to the Columbus ISD superintendent, the threat was made via Snapchat, and reportedly named a student and mentioned an AK-47. Several students received the message and reported it to their parents. Parents then contacted the school district. Officials determined the threat to be serious enough to warrant the closure of all five campuses in the school district, impacting 1,500 students and their parents.
The announcement was posted on the district website stating:
as well as the district’s Facebook Page:
Channel 13 out of Houston posted the following video concerning the incident:
We will update this story if more details should emerge.