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Breckenridge police investigate several incidents at BHS, BJHS this week

Breckenridge police investigate several incidents at BHS, BJHS this week
December 13
16:44 2019

The Breckenridge Police Department has responded to several reported incidences at the high school and junior high this week, and Lt. Bacel Cantrell with the BPD said he wants to assure parents, students and other community members that the situations have been investigated and that everyone is safe.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the BPD responded to the Breckenridge Junior High School to investigate an incident, according to a news release from the police department. It was reported to school officials that a male juvenile made a verbal comment early in the week about bringing a gun to school. A male juvenile was detained and questioned in accordance to law by the BPD in response to the allegation. The juvenile was removed from school and referred to the 90th Judicial District Juvenile Probation Office.

On Friday, Dec. 13, at around 9:10 a.m. the BPD responded to Breckenridge High School in reference to a threat. It was reported that a 17-year-old male made a verbal threat during the morning school bus ride to school. The police investigated the allegations, and the male subject was arrested and transported to Stephens County Jail from his residence.

Less than an hour later, at around 10 a.m. Friday, they responded to the junior high in reference to a verbal threat. It was reported that a student may have heard another student make a verbal threat. The incident was investigated and does not rise to a criminal offense, the news release stated.

In the incidents, there were no weapons involved or found, the BPD reported.

According to the news release, the police department has cooperation from the guardians of the juvenile in the incident in which a criminal offense had occurred.

“The Breckenridge Police Department works very closely with the schools to ensure the safety and security of students and staff. We have worked with the Breckenridge School District many times in the past regarding incidents like this,” said Cantrell in the news release.

(Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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