Teen's threatening text messages prompt action at Mascoutah High School

Teen's threatening text messages prompt action at Mascoutah High School

Teen's threatening text messages prompt action at Mascoutah High School

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 4 at 10:50 AM

(KMOV) – A string of threatening text messages led to police deploying more officers at Mascoutah High School on Tuesday.

According to police, Mascoutah High School Principal Sandy Jouglard contacted the Mascoutah Police Department around 9 p.m. Monday after getting several calls regarding threats against the school.

Police investigated and determined a 15-year-old student who lives on Scott Air Force Base texted his girlfriend about killing people at the school on Tuesday. Authorities say the messages did not specify how it would be carried out or what weapons would be used.

The student has not been identified.

The school released an automated call to inform parents of the situation and asked students to still attend class.

Mascoutah police sent extra officers to the school on Tuesday and no incidents were reported.

Authorities were determining whether charges would be filed against the juvenile.

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