Student taken into custody for allegedly making threats


Deer Park police say the 15-year-old is a student at the Deer Park North Campus. Authorities took the threat seriously, and tracked him down with his IP address.

According to police, the threat was made around 9pm on an anonymous Twitter account. Students and parents saw the disturbing tweets and called police.

One of those tweets reads, "My name starts with an a I have been bullied for 5 years and I'm taking matters in to my own hands sorry if I hurt you or any of your friend."

A second tweet stated the following, "But I'm bringing a gun to school and killing any one who has ever (expletive) with me then taking my own life."

Deer Park police acted quickly, and investigated through the night.

"We had to track the Twitter account. We subpoenaed the records there. We were able to find the IP address that led us to a cell phone carrier. We subpoenaed that information and tracked it to an individual that lived here in the city," said Lt. Earl Morrison with the Deer Park Police Department.

Police confirmed a 15-year-old who lived at the home was a student at Deer Park North High School. He was taken into custody around 4am.

The 15-year-old will face charges of exhibition of a firearm. Police did not find a weapon in the home, and they do not think he had access to a firearm, or intended to carry out the threat.

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