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San Antonio man arrested for making terroristic threats against two private schools

According to an arrest warrant, 25-year-old Hayden Kuwamura threatened to kill coaches and teachers, and showed witnesses photos of guns.

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio man was arrested over the weekend, accused of making threats against two local private schools.

According to an arrest affidavit, 25-year-old Hayden Kuwamura made threats to both St. Mary’s Hall and Central Catholic High School.

A witness told police that Kuwamura went to St. Mary’s Hall on Friday, saying he would “take out the coaches” before going to Central Catholic High School and “finishing the job.”

Kuwamura then showed the witness pictures of guns, and said he had a gun in his car.

According to police documents, the witness told investigators he never actually saw Kuwamura with a gun, but feared Kuwamura would be capable of following through on those threats.

Kuwamura was also seen on the campus of Central Catholic High School asking for a tour. That’s where investigators said Kuwamura started “airing out grievances about the Pope and the Catholic Church killing babies.”

After receiving the police report, the investigators said in the affidavit that he “found it odd” that Kuwamura would ask for a tour of Central Catholic High School since he was an alumni.

According to the police affidavit, Kuwamura also made threats against coaches and teachers while at Central Catholic High School, telling a witness that for everyone he killed, he would have “tally marks tattooed on him.”

The Bexar County District Attorney's office says Kuwamura remains in custody at the jail, and that they recommended $100,000 bonds for each of the felony charges. They said that the magistrate judge set the bonds at $50,000 each.

Central Catholic released a statement on Monday.

"Central Catholic High School has been made aware of the arrest of a young man for alleged terroristic threats. We are cooperating fully with San Antonio Police. 

At NO time last week was this person on, near, or approaching the Central Catholic campus and the safety of CCHS students was never at risk.

 We can confirm that the individual is a 2016 graduate and did stop by Central Catholic last month while students were out for summer break. 

His behavior at the time was non-threatening. His request for a tour did not raise concerns with staff because our campus has had a number of facility additions and renovations since this individual graduated.

 CCHS takes campus security and the safety of our students and staff seriously. We have made extensive updates and additions to our security plan and infrastructure over the past several years and added more cameras and additional security gates over the summer.

We will be augmenting security measures for the foreseeable future out of an abundance of caution."

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