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Two juveniles charged in bomb threat
Trinity Standard - October 2008

TRINITY -- For the second time this school year, two Trinity High School students are in hot water after being charged with making a bomb threat against the school.
 According to Police Chief Steven Jones, two 16-year-old male students were taken into custody Monday afternoon and charged with making a false alarm/report in connection with a bomb threat note found Monday morning in a restroom of the THS agricultural building. Their names were being withheld because of their age.
Because the threat was made against a school, the charge was elevated to the level of a state jail felony and, if convicted, the two could face up to a $10,000 fine and up to two years in a youth correctional facility.
In addition, the students also will face punishment from the school district which could range from being placed in the Alternative Education Program (AEP) up to expulsion.
After the note was found at about 11 a.m. Monday, the Trinity High School and Trinity Middle School students were evacuated to the nearby THS football stadium while a bomb detection dog from the Conroe Independent School District system searched the school.
The students returned to classes at about 12:45 p.m. after the building was cleared.
Jones said a number of students were questioned about the incident and information was developed linking the two juveniles to the note. The two were taken into custody about 1:30 p.m. and the police chief said both have given statements outlining their involvement.
“Both the students and their families are cooperating with the investigation,” he said.
“This is the second time this school year that this has happened and I want to emphasize to the students that we take these incidents very seriously. We don’t think bomb threats are jokes and we will arrest and prosecute anyone who is involved in making one,” he said.
The first incident this year occurred on Sept. 8 when a bomb threat note was found in a high school restroom. Two 17-year-old senior girls, Hope Soliz and Emily Burson, were arrested later that day and charged with making a false alarm/report in connection with the threat.
Jones said assistance from the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department enabled investigators to fairly quickly determine that the bomb threat was a hoax. He also voiced his appreciation to the help provided by the school’s administration and staff.











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