Juvenile Taken Into Custody After Threatening Violence Against A Desoto ISD School


On Tuesday, authorities responded to four Desoto ISD schools in relation to “threats of violence.” Now, a juvenile in Mansfield had been apprehended.

The unidentified suspect called 911 and made threats against Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy early in the day.

Officers from multiple cities then secured the area at the school and three other schools, Cockrell Hill, Woodridge, and the Meadows.

At around 9:20, the schools opened again when no credible threat was discovered. However, heavy police presence was still seen at the school on Tuesday and Wednesday.

After investigating, detectives were able to tell where the call came from and who placed it.

The juvenile is facing a charge of issuing a false alarm or report, which is a state felony. The suspect was transported to a juvenile detention center.

“Even though the call turned out to be a hoax, the disruption that this individual caused in our community was very real. Many in our community are left feeling at risk, and a juvenile is now being held at a detention center. These are very real consequences for everyone,” stated Chief Ryan Jesionek, the Desoto Assistant Police Chief.


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