ROUND ROCK (KXAN) — Round Rock police say there will be an extra patrol at Stony Point High School after parents raised concern about a Twitter post detailing a comment made by a student.
The tweet is not a direct threat at Stony Point High School, which isn’t even mentioned in the post. However, in light of recent incidents where a student brought a BB gun to school, parents are on edge about something worse happening at their school.
The post states: “stood there the entire 30 minutes of lunch staring into the cafeteria and my brother said that kid is in his first period class and he said that the kid said, “you will all be the victims.”
Round Rock ISD issued a statement to parents that they are taking precautions and there is not evidence validating the social media claims.
While there is no reference to exactly what the Tweet is referring to, some parents assumed it was a threat someone was going to bring a gun to school.
Round Rock school district Public Information Officer, Corey Ryan, said they are taking this seriously and have launched their own investigation. According to Ryan, yesterday there were threats made against the school which were cleared by investigating police, who determined it was not valid. The talk of possible threats started circulating on social media last night, which prompted another investigation.
School will run as scheduled today.
The penalties for making a comment like this to a school can range from a misdemeanor to a state jail felony. The charge is higher if a large numbers of people fear for their safety. That also comes with jail time and hefty fine.