A Euless Trinity High School student faces charges accusing him of threatening on social media to "shoot up the school," police said Monday.
Police identified the suspect as Bang Ho Cho, 18, of Euless. The senior at Trinity is accused of posting the threat because he was upset at another student, police said Monday. He faces charges of terroristic threat and online impersonation, police said.
"The district is taking the appropriate disciplinary action according to our Student Code of Conduct," HEB school district spokeswoman Deanne Hullender said in a Monday email.
Detectives responded to calls from school officials on Thursday about a report of threats made on social media by a student.
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Detectives made contact with a student who told them a fake Twitter account had been created using his name.
Through the investigation, police were able to track down the student who created the account.
The student admitted to detectives he created the fake account and tweeted the threat.
No weapons were seized from Cho, police said. The teen was arrested and booked into the Euless Jail. He was free Monday after posting $7,000 bail.
"We are and will continue to work closely with the Euless Police Department in this case and in any situation of this nature to ensure the safety of our students," Hullender said Monday.