North Forney Student Arrested After Threat of High School Shooting

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FORNEY -- There are a few extra police officers roaming around the North Forney High School campus. A 15-year-old student reportedly told several people he was going to shoot up the school today.

The teen was arrested late Tuesday night and is still in custody; he faces charges of exhibition of a firearm.

Forney ISD released this statement via Facebook:

"On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Forney ISD was notified about a potential threat at North Forney High School for Wednesday, Oct. 21. The District's School Resource Officers and the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department immediately began investigating the situation and interviewed a number of key witnesses and other individuals involved with the situation. At 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, the officers completed their investigation and have placed one individual in custody. The Forney ISD School Resource Officers and the Kaufman County Sherriff’s Department have determined that the situation has been resolved and that there are no viable threats for North Forney High School or to any other school in the District.

Even though the District is confident that there is no threat to the students and staff, additional officers will be posted at the school prior to the start of school and throughout the morning. Officers will also continue to monitor the school and administrators will be on alert throughout the day.

The safety and security of all students and staff members is the number one priority of Forney ISD. The District takes any threats or comments seriously that may pose a potential danger to students and staff members. All threats will be thoroughly investigated and appropriate legal actions will be taken if necessary.

North Forney High School, and all schools in the District will be in session at their regular scheduled times on Wednesday, Oct. 21."

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