Mom of Humble student accused of campus threat speaks out

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Mother defends son after threat against university.

Christopher Luis Bolanos-Garza was washing a car Thursday morning with his mother outside their Humble home after being released on bond at the Brazos County Jail. He went inside, but his mother says her son isn't what he's being made out to be.

"He's the sweetest person you could ever know," said Blanca Garza.

The mother says her son has never been in trouble and was considering studying education at Texas A&M to become a teacher. "The people who truly know him and has had contact with him have nothing but nice things to say about him his whole life," said Garza.

Tuesday afternoon Texas A&M Police say they received multiple calls after a post was made on the anonymous social media site Yik Yak. The post read: "This is not a joke! Don't go to campus between 7 and 7:30. This will be my only warning."

Police say with the help of the Yik Yak app creators they traced the post back to 18-year-old Bolanos-Garza. He was located and arrested on campus a few hours later. Investigators have not elaborated on whether they believe the post was sincere or a joke but law enforcement and campus officials have zero tolerance for threats like these.

The teen's mom says she is hopeful her son can still finish his education. "I'm his mom, worried, he had a real bright future. I just, we're going to wait and see and what happens," Garza said.

If convicted, Bolanos-Garza faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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