No additional threats to Killeen Independent School District schools were reported Friday, according to chief communication officer Terry Abbott.

A 16-year-old Harker Heights High School 11th-grader was arrested by KISD police Thursday afternoon after he allegedly made a terroristic threat against other students at the school during class that day.

Wednesday, a 12-year-old girl and Roy J. Smith Middle School student was accused of making threats of mass shootings against Roy J. Smith, Audie Murphy Middle School, Liberty Hill Middle School and Patterson Middle School.

Both of the children are not currently attending class, Abbott said.

There were 41,128 kids in school Friday and 2,948 absent for a 93.31 percent attendance rate.

Parents earlier this week had expressed concern about the social threats against schools. Just 39,437 kids attended class Wednesday and 4,662 were absent for an attendance rate of 89.43 percent.

The two juvenile arrest cases are being handled by the Bell County Attorney’s Office, according to KISD police Chief Ralph R. Disher III.

The Bell County Attorney’s Office did not return calls made by the Herald Friday for case updates. | 254-501-7553

Herald staff writer

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