Three high school students were arrested after they were overheard in a classroom by several students talking about plans to commit a school shooting at the Taylor High School.
According to the Taylor Police Department, the three 17-year-old seniors were discussing detailed plans to coordinate an active shooting at the high school by using firearms and explosives in class on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. A detective with the Taylor Police Department who was on campus and a school resource officer were able to quickly investigate and apprehend the students.
The students have been identified as Devant Davis-Brooks, Kadin Watson, and Emmanuel Pina Tejas.
None of the students were found to be in possession of any weapons at the time of the arrest.
The three high school students were transported to the Williamson County Jail, where they were booked and charged with Terroristic Threat, a Class B Misdemeanor.
"I am impressed that this incident was reported by responsible Taylor High School Students and taken seriously by the Taylor High School Administrators," said Taylor Police Chief Henry Fluck. "The High School Administrators immediately notified the two Taylor Police Officers who were on campus at the time. I am pleased that it was handled swiftly with Taylor Police Officers being able to effectively intervene to remove the threat and that both students and staff are safe. It is important that the student suspects are being held criminally accountable for their threats and their violent plan."