Raymondville student arrested for terror threats

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RAYMONDVILLE — Authorities arrested a student Thursday facing charges of making terroristic threats on social media, Deputy Superintendent Ben Clinton said.

Clinton said the threats included “violence.”

In a statement, Superintendent Stetson Roane described the suspect as a “juvenile male.”

“The Raymondville ISD Police Department and school administration coordinated with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in response to recent social media threats,” he stated.

”We will continue working with law enforcement agencies to identify and validate any threats to the safety of our students and staff,” he stated.

Officials are working with more police officers to increase security on all campuses, Roane stated.

“Raymondville ISD has contracted additional certified peace officers to provide 360° security at each campus for the remainder of this school year,” he stated. “The district will implement enhanced security measures moving forward.”

“At RISD, safety is our top priority and we are committed to providing all students and staff with a safe learning environment,” he stated. “We continue to encourage anyone with information about threats to our school community to reach out to the Raymondville ISD Police Department at 956-689-8183.”