Harker Heights student arrested for terroristic threat

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas - A Harker Heights High School student was arrested by Killeen ISD Police for making a terroristic threat against other students at the school during class.

The 11th grade student was transported to the Bell County Juvenile Center after a Killeen ISD investigation showed the student threatened gun violence against other students.

School and KISD Police officials took statements from several students and a teacher during the course of the investigation, and the student was arrested at school and removed from the campus when the investigation was completed.

Harker Heights High School Principal Larry Brazzil called parents on Thursday afternoon to inform them of the arrest.

In his phone call, Principal Brazzil said:

“Parents, this is Larry Brazzil, principal of Harker Heights High School, calling with an important message concerning student safety. A Harker Heights High School 11th grader was arrested on campus today for making verbal threats of gun violence against the school. Killeen ISD Police arrested the student and charged him with making a terroristic threat. He has been removed from campus and placed in the Bell County Juvenile Center and is facing these charges.

“We urge parents to please talk carefully with your children and please report to the school or to law enforcement or appropriate medical authorities any time children express any thoughts about suicide or violence toward anyone, including their fellow students, teachers and administrators,” Brazzil said in the phone call.

You can hear the audio from the phone call below.

Source: Killeen Independent School District

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