Katy student makes school threat with 3-D printed gun: Sheriff

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Katy student threatens school with printed 3-D gun: Sheriff
A Katy student is in custody for making a terroristic threat with a printed 3-D gun, the Fort Bend County Sheriff said.

KATY, Texas (KTRK) -- Sheriff's deputies say a 14-year-old Katy student is in custody after making a terroristic threat with a 3-D gun he had printed at a friend's house.

The student is accused of texting photos of the gun to another student at Harmony School and telling him or her not to attend classes.

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Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said the student was taken into custody after his friend told school officials about the threat.

Deputies said they found the printed 3-D gun inside the child's bedroom after his parents consented to a search of their home.

Investigators learned the student bought plans for $5 to make the 3-D gun, and then superglued the pieces together.

The sheriff's office said the gun was not functional, however, because the trigger and hammer are solid plastic and do not move.


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