Group of students suspended for threats directed at Dallas-Area High School – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
A group of students from Naaman Forest High School in Garland are suspended indefinitely after police say they made online threats targeting fellow students.
Garland Police released a statement Friday afternoon saying officers from their department have joined officers from the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force and FBI agents to investigate the posts and respond. to threat.
Police said Friday morning that the FBI had executed search warrants and questioned the Naaman Forest students involved in the posts. Following interviews, officials determined that there was no immediate danger to students or the school.
Officials did not share any further information about the messages other than they were posted online and that they “referred to hurting and killing students at school”.
Police say all of the students involved have been suspended indefinitely and are no longer permitted on any Garland ISD School property.
Police did not specify the number of students involved or release information about their identities, including their ages.
“Threats of violence will not be tolerated. The Garland Police Department, FBI and GISD will continue to take proactive measures to ensure the safety of our students and staff,” the department said in a statement. “The Garland Police Department will be increasing patrols at GISD schools for the remainder of the year.”
The threats are still under active investigation by authorities, including the FBI.