UPDATE: Teen accused of posting threatening comments on social media charged
Update: Police have identified the person as 18-year-old Singin Pequeno.
Pequeno, who is not a current Harlingen High School student, is accused of posting several threatening comments on his social media page that alarmed students, according to a news release from the Harlingen Police Department on Saturday.
Pequeno was charged with terroristic threat impair public/government service, a third-degree felony.
Bond was set at $20,000.
Original Story: A person is in custody after indicating a potential threat to Harlingen High School on social media, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District said in a statement Saturday.
The district says it was notified about the threatening post on social media on Friday and worked with the Harlingen Police Department to address the concern.
The person, who has not been identified, is now in custody.
Read the district’s full statement:
“On Friday, May 25, HCISD was notified of a post on social media indicating a potential threat to Harlingen High School. Harlingen CISD worked closely with the Harlingen Police Department to address this safety concern and the person identified is now in custody. We are grateful to HPD for their swift response and their continuous support of HCISD’s shared mission of ensuring our schools and community are safe.
Campus and student safety is a collaborative effort, and we appreciate the support of our staff, students and parents in this endeavor. We continue to encourage our HCISD community to let an administrator or staff member know if you see something dangerous or prohibited. Together we can continue to keep our schools a safe place for learning.”