Garland Teens Arrested For Social Media Threats Against Schools

Kristin Weisell
March 28, 2019 - 8:32 am
Timothy Young

Credit: Garland Police Department


GARLAND (1080 KRLD) - Police have arrested three North Texas teens for making online threats against schools.

Garland Police say 17-year-old Timothy Young and two other 15-year-old students posted the threats to social media, but they weren’t working together.

Garland police say it appears each teen acted independently.

One of the 15 year olds reportedly threatened North Garland High School on Tuesday morning.

Police say 17 year old Young and the other 15 year old student made threats against Naaman Forest High School. Police say Young took a live video on Snapchat, threatening to shoot up the school.

Garland police say there's a certain amount of frustration in dealing with incidents like these, since teens may not be aware or are choosing to ignore the possible impact of their actions.

All three teens have been charged with making terroristic threats.