Waco ISD Police charge student after 'Creepy Clown' threat confession

A 14-year-old Waco High School student has been charged with making terroistic threats after admitting to police that he was behind last week's clown threats to two local schools.

WACO - Waco ISD police has charged a 14-year-old Waco High School freshman with “making a terroristic threat” after confessing to writing a “Creepy Clown” Facebook post that threatened to kill people at two high schools.

The post was similar to a series of “Creepy Clown” based threats and pranks local and nationwide.

The student was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon for questioning and shortly after admitted to creating a fake Facebook profile to play jokes and scare people, according to a press release.

Investigators are still trying to determine if this student was responsible for any other threats against other area school districts.

Waco ISD Police Chief Ken Boatman said the teen and his mother are cooperating with officers.

Superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain praised the District’s police investigators for quickly determining who was responsible for the threat.

“I am so proud of the Waco ISD police force for finding the person who causes such a disruption last Friday,” Cain said. “I am grateful to District Attorney Abel Reyna’s office for providing subpoenas and to Facebook quickly responding to those legal requests to help determine the identity of that young man.”

Cain also said the district is working to determine how much government funding was lost by students being taken out of school by worried parents the day after the threat. She said the student will be held accountable for those costs, as well as the extra hours police investigators worked on the case. 

(© 2016 KCEN)


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