Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS student accused of making threat
ORANGE COUNTY, Texas —
UPDATE: A 16-year-old student at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School was taken to the Minnie Rogers Juvenile detention facility for making a threatening social media post, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
The post, which was deleted shortly after it was posted, indicated a "threat of violence" and was taken seriously, according to the sheriff's office.
Detectives responded to the teen's home and spoke with him and his parents, the sheriff's office statement says.
He is being taken back to Orange County Thursday morning for a detention hearing.
The sheriff's office notes a terroristic threat is classified as a class A or B misdemeanor.
A person commits a terroristic threat if a threat to commit violence is communicated with the intent to:
- Cause reaction by officials organized to deal with emergencies
- Place any person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury
- Prevent or interrupt the occupation/use of a building
- Cause impairment/interruption of public services
- Place the public/group in fear of serious bodily injury, OR
- Influence the conduct/activities of any part of the government
"We strongly recommend that parents speak to their children about the seriousness of making threats of any nature and under any circumstances," Orange County investigator Janois Straus Grizzaffi said. "If a threat is made and officials have reason to believe the threat is intentional, law enforcement action will be taken."
PREVIOUS: A Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School student will not be attending classes at the campus.
LCM has been made aware of a threat made by a student on social media, According to Principal Todd Loupe of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School.
A statement from the district says administrators have notified law enforcement and the student will not be on campus until further notice.
The statement did not clarify what the student said, or how long he or she will be barred from attending classes.
The statement urges parents to talk to students about the seriousness of these types of threats.