Crime

Former Carroll student charged with terroristic threat against school

Hudson Bales, 18, of Southlake
Hudson Bales, 18, of Southlake Courtesy

Charges have been filed against a Carroll Senior High School graduate who police say threatened to shoot up the school in September.

Hudson Lloyd Bales, 18, of Southlake was charged last week with making a terroristic threat and harassment.

Making a terroristic threat is a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, Bales faces a maximum of a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Harassment is a Class B misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Police arrested Bales on Sept. 2 minutes after he tweeted the threats, police said. He tweeted “personal threats” to a female student and to an “unspecified school” before he unsuccessfully “attempted to locate a firearm,” police said.

In September, school officials confirmed that the school was Carroll Senior High, 1501 W. Southlake Blvd.

“He said he was going to bring a gun to school. He did make a threat against the school and admitted to detectives that he looked to find a gun,” police spokeswoman Kim Leach told the Star-Telegram in September.

Leach said Bales couldn’t get to his parents’ firearm, which was locked away.

A female student reported the threats, police said in a statement. The teen immediately told a school resource officer, and police found Bales at home 12 minutes after the threats were reported, police said.

The student “did exactly what she should have done,” police said.

This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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