16-year-old boy arrested after threat found on bathroom wall at Texas City High School

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with a threat found on a bathroom wall of Texas City High School, officials said Monday.

According to the district, the suspect was taken into custody by Galveston County Sheriff's Office, and the charge is anticipated to be a state jail felony.

"After a careful and thorough investigation, we determined an arrest was warranted," said Superintendent Dr. Rodney Cavness. "The district is appreciative of the partnership between our administrators and the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, the Texas City Police Department and the courageous students who provided tips."

Last Thursday, Cavness informed parents regarding an anonymous tip and an investigation into the threat planned for the following day.
While the district didn't disclose specific details of the threat, it mentioned that the school interviewed and analyzed handwriting samples of multiple students as part of the investigation.

"We wanted you to know about this circumstance because we think that Texas City High School students may come home talking about it today and rumors will begin spreading like wildfire in the school community," Cavness states.

The superintendent closes the letter emphasizing the importance of the method used in reporting the threat.

"We are grateful for the tip that came in using the Campus P3 app," the letter states, mentioning the app that touts usage in more than 11,000 schools in the country.

The district said it thoroughly investigated the threat and found it was not credible.

Additional police officers were on campus last Friday as a precaution as classes were held as regularly scheduled

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