Two Donna students charged with second-degree felony for ‘credible’ threat

Nathaniel Seth Montelongo and Barbarito Guillermo Pantoja
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Donna school and police officials did not disclose many details about an alleged plot to harm students following what authorities described as a ‘credible’ threat.

Four students were arrested Wednesday and two of them faced criminal charges on Thursday.

Nathaniel Seth Montelongo and Barbarito Pantoja, both 17 years old, were charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.

The other two students are minors and will face a judge Friday. All of them were arrested after police received an anonymous tip that the group was planning to carry out a threat at a school. Donna officials refused to say which campus was being targeted.

A Monitor source said Wednesday that police found an AK-47 and a hit list. But on Thursday, investigators refused to give any details about weapons, including if any were seized, and said there was no hit list.

That information is critical to the case and will not be disseminated, they said.

Donna Municipal Judge Javier Garza gave both students a $750,000 bond.