KATY/FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – A 14 year-old student at the Harmony School in Katy was taken into custody Tuesday for allegedly making a terroristic threat according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. The school is located at 23400 Grand Corner Drive near the Grand Parkway and the Westpark Tollway.
“The student texted pictures of a gun to another student and told them not to go to school,” said the Sheriff’s Office.
The student who received the text informed school staff who reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office.
“The investigation revealed the student bought plans online for $5 to make a gun via a 3D printer,” said a statement from the Sheriff’s Office. “He gave the plans to a friend who printed the gun parts. The gun was located at the student’s residence after the parents provided consent to search the child’s room.”
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The Sheriff’s Office said the gun was not functional as the trigger and hammer were solid plastic and did not move. The parts were superglued together.
The student was transported to Fort Bend County Juvenile center.
“We take every school threat seriously”, stated Sheriff Troy Nehls. “I applaud the student who immediately informed her teacher so action could be taken.”