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Bryan High School Student Arrested Over On-Campus Incident

*10 P.M. Update*

Tightened security at Bryan High School Friday after rumors of fights and a student bringing a gun on campus.

Bryan ISD asked Bryan Police to beef up their presence on campus after the rumors spread.

While no weapons were ever found a 17-year-old student found himself in jail after officials say he assaulted a school resource officer and resisted arrest.

Rumors ran rampant on the grounds of Bryan High School this week.

Claims that a student brought a gun to school and fights were being planned to take place on campus popped up Facebook and Twitter.

News 3 even received emails.

Je'Von Grant is a senior at Bryan and was frustrated with how the rumors started.

"You know just a bunch of people running their mouth basically. It's a lot of people taking each other for granted I guess you can say everything like that. I mean saying you're going to bring a gun to school a few are saying it to get a rise out of people," said Grant.

17-year-old student Tarreze Porch was arrested Thursday for assaulting a school resource officer.

School officials say Porch matched the original description of the person rumored to be carrying a gun.

"Had he not been combative perhaps that could have been cleared up pretty quickly that he did not have a gun. So that was really a separate discipline incident over and above what all the rumors were going around," said Sandy Farris, BISD Communications Director.

Sandy Farris says parents were notified of rumors through a prerecorded message Thursday night.

News 3 spoke off camera with one parent who'd kept her daughter home for the day worried about safety.

"We had no fights yesterday we had no fights today. You know in a high school setting sometimes you hear a lot about this or that but none of that ever happened," Farris said.

But extra security was on hand in just in case.

"It was a lot of monitors walking around not just monitors but like other parts of the staff walking around making sure everything is ok and stuff like that. So I mean it was a lot more out adults, I guess you could put it like that," added Je'Von Grant.

The school resource officer suffered minor injuries in that incident Thursday including several cuts to his knees, elbows and right arm.

He was treated at St. Joseph Occupational Health Center.

Tarreze Porch's bond has been set at $12,000.

*6 P.M. Update*

There was extra security at Bryan High School Friday after rumors of a gun being brought to campus Thursday.

A lot of rumors have spread through e-mail, Facebook and other social media, about fights and a gun being brought on campus at Bryan High this week.

Administrators say they were just rumors.

However 17-year-old student Tarreze Porch was arrested Thursday for assaulting a school resource officer.

The police officer suffered minor injuries when officials say Porch became combative when the officer started questioning Porch, who fit the description of the person rumored to be carrying a weapon.

Several students at Bryan High School told us after class Friday they noticed the larger police presence and at least one parent kept her daughter home from school in fear of her safety after the many rumors this week.

Bryan ISD did send out an automated phone message to parents about the incident Thursday night.

"Call the school, call the principal, call us at central office. Make those phone calls. Yes we know that your child is maybe concerned you're concerned but speak to an adult in charge on campus to find out what's going on first of all. And the other thing is I would hope that parents would have conversations with their children about the importance of assuming some responsibility when you are making posts on Facebook," said Sandy Farris, BISD Director of Communications.

We're told no weapons were found during that incident and no fights occurred Thursday or Friday at Bryan High School.

Tarreze Porch's bond has been set at $12,000.

We'll have much more on this case coming up Friday night at ten.

*Previous Story*
A Bryan High School student is in the Brazos County jail Friday, charged with assault.

According to a probable cause statement, Thursday Bryan Police officers were responding to the rumored possibility of a person with a gun on campus.

Officers found a person who fit the description of an individual rumored to possess a firearm.

Upon questioning and checking Tarreze Porch,17, for weapons, police say he resisted, and tried to break free.

In the struggle a school resource officer suffered minor injuries.

Porch is now charged with assaulting a public servant and resisting arrest.

According to the Brazos County Detention Center, his bond is set at $12,000.

Bryan ISD Officials tell us no weapons were found on campus during that incident.

News 3 will have more on the case Friday night at six and ten.


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