Crime

Vidor High School student arrested, accused of making a threat toward two other students

VIDOR — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Vidor High School student accused of making a threat toward two other students, according to the Sheriff’s Office and information the superintendent provided to KFDM/Fox 4.

“At about 6 a.m., Vidor ISD was notified that there was a threat, and the district was given the name of the particular student who’d been making threats,” said Dr. Jay Killgo. “We sent Vidor ISD police to his home. We contacted transportation to see if he was on the bus. He normally rode the bus. We felt it was likely he was still at home. When we got there, his grandmother said he’d left his home on his bicycle at 6:30. We are unsure of the nature of the threats.”

Dr. Killgo says the district got the names of two students he was supposedly making the threats toward and reached out to the students and their parents.

“By then, Vidor ISD Police and Vidor Police were on campus with a heightened presence at the high school campus,” said Dr. Killgo. “The student was detained by Vidor ISD police while he walking to school. He had no gun and no ammunition, no weapon.”

Dr. Killgo says the district treats any such threat seriously.

“We take every threat seriously,” said Dr. Killgo. “When there’s any uncertainty, we prepare as if it’s serious. We err on the side of caution.”

Written by KFDM/FOX4

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