Arrest of a Student who Threatened a School


On October 29, 2015, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Dallas Police officers were dispatched to a call at the Trinity Basin Prep School located at 855 E. 8th St. concerning a student that had allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the school. Upon arrival, officers learned that a Latin male 12 had approached another student several times over the past month and announced he was going to shoot up the school. The suspect solicited this witness to help him with his plan. This witness originally believed that the suspect might be joking with him until today when the suspect showed the witness what appeared to be a written diagram detailing how the plan would be carried out.

The witness reported what he had seen to a school administrator who called the suspect to the office and found the diagram in the suspect’s hand. Patrol officer’s that responded to the scene transported the suspect to Dallas Police Headquarters for processing and then to the Henry Wade Juvenile Center. The suspect has been charged with violating Education Code 37.125., Exhibition of Firearms, which is a 3rd Degree Felony. Although the suspect did not have a firearm in his possession, this code provides that an offense is committed if, in a manner intended to cause alarm or personal injury to another person or school property, the person intentionally exhibits, uses or threatens to exhibit or use a firearm, in or on any property…that is owned by a private or public school.  The name of the arrested person will not be released because of his age.