Man arrested for threats towards Seagoville High School students

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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Posted on December 13, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 14 at 12:10 AM

SEAGOVILLE -- A 21-year-old man was arrested Friday for making terroristic threats regarding at "mass murder" at Seagoville High School.

Jeffrey Holmes of Balch Springs was taken into custody for a Facebook post saying he was "homicidal and suicidal" and there "might just be a mass murder going to take place."

Police have had a heavy presence at the high school for the last 24 hours. The threat was posted at 10:36 a.m. Thursday.

"[J]ust might be a mass murder finna [sic] take place visions of padlocks on all major exits to the [expletive] high school," the post read. "Hmmmm it'll be worse the [sic] virginia tech ill be known so please someone. Help me I'm not right in da [sic] head !!!!"

A screenshot of the post was sent to police Thursday by someone who knows Holmes and said he used drugs including methamphetamines, according to documents obtained by News 8.

In response to a Facebook friend who told Homes to go seek help and leave the innocent people alone, a response from his account said "I'm sorry if I need some help but atleast [sic] i express it in a way where nobody gets hurt not like I'm acting upon the thoughts," and "i don't feel safe i just want these feelings to go away."

Making a terroristic threat is a third-degree felony.

 

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