Terroristic threats: Mercedes teens in jail following social media statements

MERCEDES — It appeared to be business as usual at Mercedes High School yesterday.

Kids were in class, others walking the halls, or chatting with cell phones in hand.

But 24 hours earlier, things were far from normal at the school.

A pair of 17-year-old seniors were pulled out of class and taken to Hidalgo County Jail where they are now sitting behind bars.

Roen Lerma, and Jose Cano, were both taken out of class Wednesday morning after authorities discovered what they believe were terroristic threats made against Mercedes High School.

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