Live report: PN-G student accused of making terroristic threat still in jail
A 17-year-old Port Neches Groves student accused of making a terroristic threat and saying he planned to shoot students April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, is still in jail tonight.
Investigators say the 17-year-old, identified as Triston Brantley Miler, made threats targeting students and staff members at the high school last Thursday.
They say the teen said he would carry out the threat Thursday, April 20th, which is the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, which happened in 1999.
PN-G ISD superintendent Rodney Cavness, Ed.D says the incident was handled “swiftly and appropriately."
Here is the statement sent Wednesday afternoon by PNG-ISD:
On 4/13/2017 the Port Neches Police Dept. was made aware of possible terroristic threats that occurred at Port Neches Groves High School. School officials notified the Police Dept. that there were several students that overheard another student talking about the Columbine school shooting and how cool it would be to shoot students and teachers on the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting on April 20th. The suspect reportedly tried to recruit two other students to help him and he also talked about buying a gun. Detectives interviewed several witnesses and the suspect and submitted a probable cause affidavit to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office for the offense of Terroristic Threat PC 22.07(E), which is a third degree felony. At about 1:25pm Port Neches Police officers arrested Triston Brantley Miller D.O.B 11/14/1999 on the warrant and he was later transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
KFDM/6 News on Fox's Angel San Juan was on campus with a live report.