A College Station middle school student was arrested Monday after officials say he made a terroristic threat during the school day.

The arrest came as a result of an investigation after the A&M Consolidated Middle School student was accused of making a comment that was perceived by another student as being threatening to the school. According to a letter sent to parents, once the school and district learned of the threat, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office was “immediately” contacted and brought into the investigation.

“We take any report that is threatening to our staff and students seriously and work closely with local law enforcement to investigate and take appropriate action,” AMCMS Principal Omar Espitia wrote in an email to parents. “Please take a moment to speak with your child(ren) regarding this situation. Any threatening action toward our campus, even if it’s meant to be a joke, will be taken seriously and charges will be pursued.”

Espitia also encouraged parents to talk to their children about alerting a teacher or adult if they feel threatened. He also noted the College Station school district’s P3 Campus app students and the community can use to submit an anonymous tip.

“Student and staff safety will always be our top priority,” Espitia said in the email.

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