9th grader who threatened to "shoot up" Denison HS arrested

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) - A 9th grade Denison High School student was taken in to custody Thursday afternoon for threatening to "shoot up the school," police and school officials said Friday.

Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler said officers responded to the high school around 2:30 p.m. after the student made the remarks to a teacher after he was called some derogatory names.

The teacher then alerted school security officers, and Denison High School administrators contacted the Denison Police Department.

The student, who was not named, was arrested and charge with making a terroristic threat.

No weapons or devices were found on the student's possession on campus, the school district said in a statement from Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott.

Police also said no weapon was found.

The student is no longer on a Denison ISD campus, Scott said.