Tomball HS student accused of making shooting threat appears in court

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Tomball High School student who allegedly threatened to shoot classmates made his first appearance in court this morning.

Victor Fonseca, 17, allegedly made that threat over social media, and court records indicate that he gave a warning to his friends on how to avoid being shot.

According to court records, Fonseca posted to social media that he would shoot students at Tomball High School where he attends classes.

Police say Fonseca then told some people at the school to wear red and then he told his friends to wear blue.

Investigators say apparently Fonseca told his friends that anyone wearing blue would be safe while he would shoot those in red.

It was a fellow classmate that told school officials about the threat and Fonseca was then taken into custody and asked about the allegations.

In court, this claim was read - "The defendant was brought in and he did state that he told some people to wear red and some people or wear blue and that those wearing red, something bad would happen."

Fonseca did not have a gun school, but he is still charged with exhibiting a firearm on campus because making the threat on a campus is enough to meet requirement for that criminal charge.

Fonseca asked for a public defender. He is still in jail, but his bond was set at $5,000.
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