According to a news release from the Brownsboro Independent School District, information was given to school administrators that a Smith County resident had made threats against a Brownsboro High School student, specific and credible enough that school officials responded with Shelter-In-Place.
The release stated the response was taken to ensure the protection of the campus and specifically the individual student.
Brownsboro ISD Superintendent, Dr. Chris Moran said, “Our school district chief of police and campus administration did an exceptional job of using common sense to preserve the integrity of the school day, while at the same time, responding quickly and effectively to the threat.”
Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt said he was not sure of the entire threat, but said, “Someone said they were going to kill a kid.”
Moran added, “Parents, students and staff in Brownsboro ISD, which includes the city of Chandler, should feel confident to know that school safety and the safety of our students is the most important thing.”
The Shelter-In-Place end-ed an hour after the information was reported, and students at Brownsboro High School did not miss any instructional time.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was charged with terroristic threat, a third-degree felony and taken to Henderson County Jail where he was being held on $10,000 bond.