HARLINGEN — A teenager has been charged with posting terroristic threats against students at Harlingen High School.
Singin Pequeno, 18, of Harlingen, was taken to jail Friday on the third-degree felony charge.
He’s accused of posting several threatening comments on his social media page that alarmed students.
Harlingen High School administrators became aware of the posts about 9:30 a.m. Thursday and contacted Harlingen Police School Resource officers.
Police said Pequeno is “not a current Harlingen High School student.”
Through the course of the investigation, the Harlingen Police Major Crimes Unit and area detectives secured an arrest warrant and found Pequeno in the 2100 block of East Van Buren Ave., where he was placed under arrest and taken to the Harlingen City Jail.
He is accused of making a terroristic threat that impaired public or government service, a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. His bond was set yesterday at $20,000.
Police Chief Jeffry Adickes posted a “thank you” on his Facebook page yesterday “to our Community for forwarding concerns about a possible threat at Harlingen High School.
“HPD actively worked with HCISD including overnight last night to deal head on with the information provided.”
The chief added, “Our schools remain safe only because we as a Community remain vigilant and deal with all threats in real time.”