MONTGOMERY COUNTY - A 13-year-old girl was arrested last night for allegedly making threats against the town of Splendora on Facebook.
According to Scott Engle, Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constables arrested the girl after launching an investigation into the threats. The messages threatened to kill everyone in the small town of Splendora on Sunday. The first messages popped up last week and quickly spread to students in the town.
Engle reports that investigators had a hard time getting information from Facebook, but that the social media site ended up providing contact information to them late Saturday night. They tracked the girl to a house in Northwest Harris County. The girl, who goes to school in Splendora, was staying with relatives.
The teen was arrested and taken to jail. A Harris County judge allowed the girl to be moved back to Montgomery County. Investigators reached out to the District Attorney's office, who accepted the charges of Terroristic Threat. Authorities say since the threat was against a group of people, it's being classified as a third degree felony.
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