AUSTIN, Texas — A student at McCallum High School who made verbal threats to the campus has been arrested.
According to Austin ISD, the student was arrested on Wednesday morning.
Austin Police have identified the suspect as 18-year-old Antonio Wicks. According to police, Wicks made serious verbal and written threats to cause harm at the school.
He fled before officers arrived on scene, but was apprehended at his home. Wicks is charged with terroristic threat.
McCallum's principal sent home the following letter regarding the threat:
Dear McCallum High School Families and Staff,
Austin ISD police were notified late last night about a verbal terroristic threat that had been made against our campus. They immediately began an investigation and, out of an abundance of caution, sent extra officers to campus this morning as the investigation was ongoing.
AISD police located and arrested the student off campus early this morning before classes began. Our students and staff remained safe throughout the investigation.
The district takes all such threats seriously. Threats of any kind against our school, students or staff are not tolerated.
Please emphasize to your children that all such threats—made verbally or over any social media channel—are investigated immediately. Students may be detained or arrested on a charge of making a terroristic threat, even if the threat is not credible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at 512-414-2519. As always, thank you for your support of McCallum High School.
Principal Michael Garrison
McCallum High School