LONGVIEW, Texas — A Pine Tree High School student and Longview ISD Judson Middle School student were arrested Monday after police say they made violent threats at their respective schools.
Longview Police said in a statement that an officer at Pine Tree High School was made aware of a student making a threat toward the school Monday morning. That afternoon, a school resource officer at Longview ISD responded to reports of a student making a threat at Judson Middle School.
Through further investigation, police determined both threats to be valid. Longview police detectives charged the two students with threat of exhibition or use of a firearm.
Both were taken to the Gregg County Juvenile Detention Center. Longview police said appropriate actions will be taken against anyone who makes a valid threat against students or staff.
"As everyone understands, school safety is a top priority for Pine Tree ISD. Ensuring safety means Pine Tree ISD must address all statements of a threatening nature immediately and aggressively," Pine Tree ISD said in a statement.
Longview ISD said it takes any potential threats seriously and the district is glad to assist the Longview Police Department and local authorities to keep children safe.