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Man arrested for threats against 2 Amarillo schools

Police evacuated two preschools after threatening phone calls were made Wednesday morning / Source: KFDA Police evacuated two preschools after threatening phone calls were made Wednesday morning / Source: KFDA
Alejandro Montes, 22 / Source: Potter County Sheriff's Office Alejandro Montes, 22 / Source: Potter County Sheriff's Office
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

Amarillo police have arrested a person they believe made terroristic threats toward two early education schools.

Alejandro Isidro Montes, 22, was arrested by the Amarillo Police Department and booked into the Potter County jail Wednesday, shortly after both Head Start locations in Amarillo were evacuated following two threatening phone calls.

According to APD, Montes called the Amarillo Emergency Communications Center around 7:30 a.m. and threatened to blow up one of the locations. School administrators were made aware of the call and evacuated children from the building safely.

Police said Montes then made a second phone call and threatened to begin shooting at students at the other Head Start location on Nelson Street. 

Montes was identified as a suspect shortly after and was arrested in a residence in the 1500 block of North Cleveland Street.

Montes' charges are a third degree state felony, according to police. It carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Head Start is a community-based prekindergarten program operated by Region 16.

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