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MCALLEN, TEXAS (March 27, 2018) A South Texas College student has been arrested for making a terroristic threat.
According to Police Chief Paul Varville, the FBI notified the South Texas College Department of Public Safety of a message posted by the student on a social media site where he allegedly threatened to “shoot up the college.”
Chief Varville said the student was contacted and admitted to posting the statement, claiming it was only a joke. An arrest warrant was obtained from the municipal court and the student was taken into custody.
In addition to the arrest, interim suspension has been imposed while an investigation is conducted. The student will have an administrative hearing once the investigation is complete to determine his status at South Texas College.
“The safety of students and staff at South Texas College is our top priority,” said Chief Varville. “Threats of this nature will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
South Texas College always encourages students and staff to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to 956-872-2589 or 956-872-4444.