Forney Teen Accused of Threatening to ‘Shoot Up’ School

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FORNEY, Texas -- A 15-year-old student was arrested Tuesday night after police say he threatened to shoot up North Forney High School. He's been charged with exhibition of a firearm.

Even though the principal assured parents via an official statement on Facebook that their kids were not in danger, students like Jamond Stallworth were still shaken.

“He was like sitting on top of the desk talking to everybody in the classroom like, 'I’m going to shoot this school up,' There's kids egging him on like, 'What if you kill somebody?' He was like, 'Well, I don't care,'" Stallworth said.

It was a threat no one took lightly. In fact, it was a parent who called police. Another parent, Sandra Taylor, agreed with the punishment.

“They need to be arrested. They do because you can't make threats like that at school," Taylor said. "You can't. It's just too scary.”

Extra security was provided Wednesday, but just the thought of something like Columbine or Sandy Hook happening here was a wake-up call no parent wants to wake up to.

“You certainly don't ever think it's going to hit this close to home to you," Mark Safford said. "Having two children that go to school here at North Forney, it's a scary thought.”