Suspended McNeil High School student arrested after alleged threat

Williamson County
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ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — A McNeil High School student was arrested after he allegedly threatened the school earlier this week.

After school on Wednesday, the school learned about the alleged threat, and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office started investigating. Friday morning the student was arrested, according to a letter from Principal Amanda Johnson sent to parents.

“Prior to the arrest, the student had been suspended from campus and now faces appropriate legal and further disciplinary actions,” the letter said, adding the student faces a terroristic threat charge. The letter did not elaborate on the threat.

The school said students and staff were never in danger, but urged parents to speak with their children about the importance of reporting anything they may hear or see that could be a safety issue.

“To be completely transparent and keep parents and guardians fully informed, I wanted to provide these details and assure you that every precaution is in place to protect our students and staff,” Johnson wrote. “We will not tolerate any incident that threatens the security of our students and interrupts the educational process.”

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