New conditions of release placed on Akins HS threat suspect
New conditions of release have been placed on the teenager who authorities say caused a security lockdown at Akins High School.
17-year-old Alex Ramirez-Navarro had been allowed to bond out of jail without any restrictions on where he can go or prevent him from having a weapon.
School officials expressed surprise that Ramirez-Navarro only had to put up $1,500 to bond out of jail. Upon learning that Navarro's release carried no conditions school officials contacted District Attorney Margaret Moore.
DA Moore was able to get a judge to approve a motion requiring Ramirez-Navarro meet several requirements in order to keep his bond in place.
- Mental health evaluation
- Staying at least 500 feet away from Akins High School
- Not having a weapon on him or at his home
- Wearing a GPS monitoring device
Investigators say Ramirez-Navarro caused a safety lockdown when he got on a bus and allegedly told a student he was going to shoot up and blow up the school. A backpack was recovered and according to court documents it contained ammunition, a loaded magazine and smoke bombs.
Ramirez-Navarro was given lawyer Jon Evans as his court appointed attorney. Evans says his client is in a place that's safe for him and the community.
All the new conditions have to be in place by February 28. Ramirez-Navarro has a court appearance set for March 1.