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Local HS students accused of making school threat appear in court

Posted: 10:46 AM, May 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-24 11:46:33-04

The three King High School students accused of making terrorist threats on social media appeared in magistrate court Thursday morning.

Nineteen year-old Ezekiel Barrera, 17-year old Eric Alfaro and 17-year old William Arias were arrested Wednesday afternoon. They all appeared in magistrate court and have been charged with making a terroristic threat, which a third degree felony. Their bond was set at $25,000. Their cases have been assigned to the 214th District Court.

On Wednesday, officials with Corpus Christi Independent School District Police Department said they became aware of a video of a school threat posted to the social media site Instagram.

The students arrests follow an unrelated incident earlier Wednesday morning at the school also involving a reported threat. Police said a female student, also a student at King High School, discovered a threat written inside a girls restroom.

The student reported the threat to staff, who contacted CCISD Police. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

In addition, additional security has been added to the campus for the remainder of the school year.