LEWISVILLE, Texas -- A student at Lewisville High School has been arrested by police after threatening to bring a gun to campus and shoot a student.
Gage Sanders, 17, was interviewed Wednesday at about 5:30 p.m. after police received a tip about the threat. He was then placed into In School Suspension when he arrived at school Thursday morning. After being interviewed again, police got a warrant for his arrest and he was booked into the Lewisville jail, charged with harassment as an adult.
Extra officers were on campus Thursday, and police say there are no active threats at Lewisville H.S.
“The security of our schools and the protection of students is of utmost importance,” Lewisville Police Chief Russ Kerbow said. “This situation highlights the incredible working relationship with our school district and its security staff. When we are informed of potential threats, each of us takes the matter seriously and we want everyone to know that we investigate them fully. We expect the suspect to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and have already been in touch with the Denton County Criminal District Attorney’s office.”
Harassment, a misdemeanor, comes with jail time up to 180 days and a fine up to $2,000, if Sanders is convicted.