2018-03-28 / Front Page

More threats at Lasara schools: Two 12-year-old girls detained


Two more students are in trouble for making threats at Lasara school district, Sheriff Larry Spence said Tuesday.

A 12-year-old girl allegedly made a threat in the presence of teachers on Monday and school authorities called his office, resulting in the girl being charged and taken to the Darrell Hester Juvenile Justice Center in San Benito, the sheriff said.

On Tuesday, another 12- year-old girl also reportedly made a terroristic threat but there was no space available in the juvenile center, so school authorities have removed her from classes and will have to deal with her in a detention classroom or suspend her from school, depending on their procedures, Spence said. He is not yet sure what action the school district is taking with the second girl.

Lasara Independent School District officials are considering hiring a school resource officer or some other type of security employee, the sheriff said.

The school has been involved in turmoil for the past few weeks over incidents in which students allegedly threatened violence. In those incidents, boys were arrested by sheriff’s deputies in the incidents which took place after 17 students were killed at a Florida school, sparking student demonstrations demanding stricter gun control at cities across the nation.

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