Harlingen CISD student in custody after threat made against campus

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A student with the Harlingen Independent School District is in custody in connection to a threat that circulated at Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy, the district said.

The threat was made through text and circulated throughout the school, district spokeswoman Brianna Vela said.

The Harlingen Police Department and the school district responded immediately to the threat, Vela added.

The school district posted on Facebook that there was never an immediate danger or a weapon on campus. 

There still remains an increase in security presence at the campus, Vela said.

"Many of these threats turn out to be made by individuals who claim they were joking or playing a prank. However, these threats are not jokes, they are crimes. HCISD and all law enforcement agencies will hold individuals accountable who commit these crimes." Vela said.


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