AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A student at Travis Middle School has been arrested today following a threat on social media.
Around 12:55 p.m., officers at Travis Middle School were alerted to a threat over Snapchat about a possible shooting at the school.
Officers located the student within minutes of the threat and detained him. Police say the student did not have a plan or any means of carrying out the threat.
He was arrested and placed into the Youth Center of the High Plains.
This morning, police also responded to Bowie Middle School and Austin Middle School for threatening messages. In the investigation, police determined a juvenile male was involved in posting the threat at Austin Middle School. He has been placed in custody. Police say they determined that the juvenile did not have the means to carry out the threat.
Amarillo ISD released the following statement on the investigation:
Canyon ISD also released a statement today:
Parents may notice extra officers around the schools today due to the concern caused by this incident.