Student and mother arrested for gun and terroristic threat at Fort Worth middle school
A mother and her son were arrested after a terroristic threat was made toward a Fort Worth middle school on Tuesday and for bringing a gun to campus, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
Fort Worth police school resource officers arrested a student from William Monnig Middle School around 2 p.m. Tuesday after it had been discovered the student had brought a gun to school.
The campus was placed on “secure status due to reports of a possible threat,” Fort Worth Independent School District officials told Star-Telegram partner WFAA-TV. It is unknown if the gun was loaded.
The school notified the mother that her son had brought a gun to school and had been arrested. The mother made a threat toward the school while on the phone, according to police.
While the student was being taken to the juvenile detention facility, the mother showed up to the school and was arrested, police said.
The mother was charged for the offense of a terroristic threat.
The Fort Worth Fire Department Arson/Bomb Unit is handling the terroristic-threat charge.
No one was injured.
The campus was able to return to normal operations, and there will be additional security at the school on Wednesday, according to Fort Worth ISD.