Texas student arrested after threatening school with AK-47
POSTED: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 5:52pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:15am
San Antonio, Texas (WOAI) — A San Antonio student pledged to "commit a violent act" using an AK-47 assault rifle and other weapons if school officials didn't meet a series of demands.
A North East Independent School District spokeswoman said the unidentified 17-year-old intended to take control of the intercom system Monday at Madison High School during morning announcements.
School administrators said if his demands weren't met, he was planning to use the loaded AK-47 that he hid in a bathroom and two loaded handguns he stashed in his backpack along with ammunition.
His demands weren't clear Monday.
School officials were alerted by the boy's parents. They awoke Monday to find him missing, along with the weapons they kept in the home.
The student was arrested after administrators found him with his backpack.
The school campus was placed on lockdown while officers and a canine unit cleared the school of any other potential firearms.