Second threat made against Montwood HS, suspect in custody

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - A second online threat came in to Montwood High School Thursday morning, just one day after administrators sent an automated call to parents, advising them about another non-specific threat toward the campus.

On Thursday, an online threat was posted, prompting law enforcement response. According to district officials, the person responsible for the threat was quickly taken into custody and will be charged in connection to the online threat. 

Principal Carlos Guerra said that the incident on Wednesday was reported to SISD Police who investigated the situation and determined no specific threat to the campus. 

Additional security is on hand at the East El Paso school today to ensure campus safety.

The full transcript of Wednesday's call can be read below:

Hello, this is Carlos Guerra, principal of Montwood High School. I’m calling to inform you that we received information today about an anonymous possible threat to our school. We take all threats very seriously and immediately reported the information to SISD Police Services, which has investigated the situation. No evidence of a viable threat to our campus has been found. Out of an abundance of caution extra SISD police officers will be patrolling the campus tomorrow to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Parents, please help us by talking to your children about the gravity of threats to a school and the serious consequences that result, whether they are made with the intent to fulfill or not. If you ever receive any information or reports of a threat to a campus, please take it seriously and immediately report it to police. Thank you for your continued trust and support of Montwood High School and Team SISD!


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