Walmart Facing Copycat Threats
WESLACO - Walmart stores across the country are facing copy cat threats of active shooters.
All of it happened just days after the deadly El Paso shooting.
A 13-year-old boy is behind bars, charged with a third degree felony and facing up to 10 years after threatening a Weslaco store in an Instagram post.
Just before 11 p.m. Weslaco police responded to the Walmart store on North Texas after 911 calls reported a threatening Instagram post.
Shoppers and employees were sent home unharmed and Walmart closed its doors for the night.
But for a community already feeling the weight of a mass shooting in a similar border town 800 miles away, threats are damaging.
"You feel fear because you can't even feel comfortable shopping for day-to-day things."
Weslaco Police Department officer Eric Hernandez has a plea for parents.
"Keep tabs on your children. In this case, it is a 13 year old child. He did have access to internet. He did have access to social media pages. As a parent, we ask that you monitor your children."
Remind them how serious the consequences are.
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