Shortly after midnight Thursday, the Greenville Police Department was notified of a potential threat made against the Greenville Middle School. The threat to shoot up the school was made via text message between two students. The Greenville Police Department contacted the Greenville ISD Police Department and notified them of this threat.
At 7:47 am, officers with the Greenville Police Department and Greenville ISD Police Department made contact with the student at her residence in Greenville. This student, a 14-year-old female, was detained for allegedly making these threats and transported to the Grayson County Juvenile Detention Center. The juvenile will be charged with a Terroristic Threat, which is a Felony of the Third Degree.
The student told officers she had seen all of the news involving school shootings and thought it would be funny to scare her friends. According to Police Chief Daniel Busken, “Regardless of why the student may have made the threats, due to the climate in America involving school shootings, threats of this nature will and must be taken seriously.” This incident is a prime example of why, if you hear something of a serious nature, you should report it to the proper authorities so an investigation can be conducted.