Update: Lewisville Police Capt. Kendall Lynn said last night that, to his knowledge, the student did not have access to a firearm.
UPDATE: Lewisville High School principal Jeffrey Kajs sent an email to LHS parents informing them that the campus was not impacted at all by the situation and all other students went about their business as usual. He said he was grateful for LPD’s handling of the situation.
LISD spokesperson Amanda Brim said the police department’s investigation was ongoing.
Original story- A Lewisville High School senior has been arrested for harassment after allegedly threatening to bring a gun to campus today to kill one student and possibly others.
The student, 17, was arrested today after two interviews with the Lewisville Police Department. Lewisville ISD administrators called the police around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening March 7 after receiving the alleged threat that he was going to bring a gun to school. The police interviewed him and the alleged victim that evening.
Today, the student was immediately put into in-school-suspension. Officers interviewed him a second time during the school day, after which they procured a warrant for his arrest.
The student was charged with harassment and is being booked at Lewisville Municipal Jail. In Texas, 17-year-olds are treated as adults in criminal cases.
Harassment is a Class B misdemeanor that carries a fine not to exceed $2,000, confinement not to exceed 180 days, or both.
The Lewisville Texan Journal will update this story with more information as it becomes available.