Leander teens charged with felony after guilty threats at Vista Ridge High School
The 17-year-old faces up to two years in prison.
LEANDER, Texas — A 17-year-old Leander faces felony charges after police said she helped make a false threat against Vista Ridge High School last week a report from the news partners of the KVUE on the Austin American statesman.
Police said the 17-year-old and another student made threats via Snapchat that someone was planning to shoot the school. The 17-year-old and another student reported it to a school resource officer on Sept. 20, according to the report.
Vista Ridge High School is part of Leander ISD.
After students at SRO reported the threat, they received another anonymous message that afternoon, in which the sender threatened to “shoot the school,” the Statesman reported.
The Leander District security director told police the teenager had made false reports of guilt threats in the past, according to the report.
The arrested teenager admitted making the threat and said she and the other student wanted to skip school, according to the report. The other student allegedly involved was not arrested.
The 17-year-old faces up to two years in prison for state crimes.
Read the full report from the Austin American-Statesman here online.
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