Austin Bowie student arrested, accused of making terroristic threat identified


AUSTIN (KXAN) — An 11th-grade student at Austin Bowie High School was arrested and charged Wednesday after allegedly threatening other classmates in a small group setting.

Officers received the call of the threats at around 10:05 a.m. According to the school district, the student, identified as 17-year-old Jacob Segura, didn’t have a weapon and is charged with making a terroristic threat.

Witnesses told the investigating officer that Segura said comments such as “it’s a perfect day for a shooting,” and “I have one clip and it won’t be enough.”

Another student reported the threat to the Bowie administration, and the school maintained normal activities without a lockout or lockdown.

Bowie Principal Mark Robinson sent this letter to parents:

This morning, an 11th grade student made a verbal terroristic threat to students working in a small group during class time. Another student in the small group immediately reported the comment to the Bowie High School Administration and an AISD Police School Resource Officer (SRO) took the suspect into custody in the classroom during the same class period. Austin ISD police immediately initiated a thorough investigation. At no time did the student have access to weapons and no weapons were discovered on campus.

Austin ISD takes all such threats very seriously. Threats of any kind against our school, students or staff are not tolerated and will be investigated immediately. At no time were students or staff in any danger. Please continue to stress with your child the importance of immediately reporting any information or suspicious activity to an adult. Any threat – made verbally or over any social media channel – are investigated immediately.

Please emphasize with your student that words matter and any language pertaining to a threat against a school will receive consequences from law enforcement. Students may be detained or arrested on a charge of making a terroristic threat, even if the threat is not credible. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 512-414-5247. As always, thank you for your support of James Bowie High School.

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