Uvalde teen arrested for threatening current and former Uvalde High School students

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A 17 year old has been arrested after making online threats against current and former students at Uvalde High School.

The arrest was made Wednesday after the Uvalde School District Police heard from the parents of the students who were threatened.

Since the threats were made off campus the investigation was taken over by the Uvalde Police Department.

Police found that the teen had been sending messages through Snapchat.

He included photos of himself holding a handgun, saying he was going to end people who hurt him.

Investigators tracked down the teen who told police he felt alienated and needed help.

He also said he wasn’t going to harm anyone and when police searched his home they found no weapons.

The gun the teen was holding in the photos he sent belonged to a friend and turned out to be an airsoft gun that shoots plastic pellets.

Police have charged the youth with creating a false alarm.

He was given a mental health evaluation before he was released from custody and is now receiving mental health counseling that is provided by the school.

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