Schools across Texas boost patrols after alleged threats to multiple campuses

In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017, photo, Cobb County police officer wears a body camera as he works an off-duty security detail at at an Atlanta Braves baseball game in Atlanta. The push across U.S. cities to outfit police with body cameras often stops when it comes to officers who moonlight working security at nightclubs, hospitals and ballparks. An Associated Press review finds most police agencies don’t require or won’t allow body cameras for off-duty officers working in uniform. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

From Houston to Hitchcock to Deer Park, schools are increasing safety patrols in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Several threats were made at campuses, including Houston’s Stevenson Middle School, according to ABC13 Eyewitness News, which sent the school into lockdown for more than two hours. The Snapchat post under question was deemed not credible by school administrators.

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In Katy Independent School District, a student allegedly posted a threat, posing with a pellet gun and air gun:

Meanwhile, in Deer Park, authorities have responded to two threats at the junior high, including one made on a white board.

And in tiny Hitchcock ISD, southeast of Houston, high school student Trevion Oryan McFadden was arrested Monday after threatening to turn his school into “another Florida” when he was accused of cheating on a test.

Though McFadden is charged with making a terrorist threat, according to Channel 2, authorities are arguing that he should be charged with a felony since his threat caused “feat of an imminent act.

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