Texarkana Arkansas Police received information in reference to threats made by a student in a class room during school hours at Arkansas High in Texarkana.

After initial investigation it was determined the suspect made several alleged threats of violence toward students and the school district during his 8th period class.  Threat Investigator Rick Cockrell spoke with several witnesses with corroborated statements of the alleged threats.  An arrest warrant for Terroristic Threats 1st degree, was issued.   The suspect, 17yoa, juvenile male, was located and arrested at his residence by 10:30pm that evening.

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will continue to aggressively pursue any reported threats within the community to determine if a serious crime has taken place.  If a credible threat has been made the parties responsible will be arrested….without exception.

TAPD would like to encourage anyone who has any information to call 903-798-3154 or the Texarkana area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.