1 in Custody after Threat Triggers Scare at PSJA High School

6 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 February 23, 2018 10:30 AM February 23, 2018 in News

SAN JUAN – San Juan police say a student is in custody after they confessed to posting a threat on social media.

Investigators, along with Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District officials, conducted interviews Thursday, Feb. 22 after dozens reported an alleged threat circulating online.

San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez says a PSJA High School student was identified as Jose Castro Lopez and the threat was deemed a hoax.

According to a social media post from the police chief, Lopez was arraigned Friday afternoon on a third-degree felony charge of making a terroristic threat.

Gonzalez emphasizes that all threats will be investigated and those found responsible will be held accountable.

Lopez was given a $250,000 bond.

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