Three teenage boys — two in Hood County and another in Parker County — have been arrested after making violent threats on social media, some toward their high schools.
Two 15-year-olds were arrested on Friday in Hood County for making a terroristic threat on social media toward Granbury High School, according to a news release from the Hood County sheriff.
However, on Monday afternoon, a news release from Granbury ISD superintendent Dr. James Largent contradicted the sheriff's department, stating that neither of the boys arrested had made threats against the high school.
"Our school resource officer with the Granbury Police Department had earlier made us aware of a possible threat made on social media. He later reported to us that it did not involve the school district. It was also determined that the individual involved withdrew from Granbury schools in January and was being homeschooled," the statement reads.
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"According to the SRO, a second individual, who is a GISD student, was also investigated for social media posts. However, none of these posts indicated a threat to our schools."
The Star-Telegram has reached out to the Hood County sheriff's office for clarification.
On Sunday, investigators for the Parker County sheriff arrested another 15-year-old for threatening to "shoot up" Cross Timbers High Academy on Monday, according to a news release.
The Hood County teens are in the county juvenile detention center. The Parker County boy is in a similar facility in that county. All three face third-degree felony terroristic threat charges.
Authorities didn't identify the students because they're juveniles.
Sheriff's investigators say the Parker County boy posted a selfie on SnapChat and added the hashtag #schoolshootingchallengemonday. He told investigators it was a joke.
"Each report of a school threat will be investigated immediately, thoroughly and accurately," Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said.
"Students thinking about posting threats will be dealt with in Hood County," Sheriff Roger Deeds said.