Alice High School Coyote Quarterback Oscar Resendez, 18, was arrested on Friday morning for making terroristic threats via his Twitter account.
He tweeted “Or we could start a riot and kill all the teachers” and “We could call in a bomb threat so we can go home”; the tweets are dated Dec. 13.
The high school was on lockdown for a short period of time at around 11 a.m. after the principal called the police department about a different student allegedly bringing a gun to the school. Police detained the accused student but found no leads or evidence to confirm the allegations.
“We take these type of threats very, very seriously even if the student is joke because really you never know with these situations,” Superintendent Dr. Grace Everett said.
The Alice Police Department responded quickly to the reports. Everett said it was safer to keep the students inside and locked in their classrooms.
As police officials continued their investigation about the first incident, principal Lucinda Munoz, went up to officials to report Resendez on his threats via Twitter.
Resendez was taken into custody and will be charged with terroristic threats which is a felony. Police officials have said they do not take such threats lightly, regardless if they are meant as a joke. Resendez was just awarded MVP at the athletic banquet on Thursday night.
“I will continue to make sure our students are safe. The kids safety is the number one priority,” Everett said.
Once the lockdown was lifted, parents began pulling their kids out of school at taking them home. Everett said she did receive one call from an angry parent about not receiving an emergency call about the lockdown.
The incident just comes shortly after the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut where 27 people, mostly children, were killed.