Madisonville student facing disciplinary action after false gun threat

MADISONVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) - Madisonville CISD Superintendent Keith Smith tells KBTX that on Thursday, a student told another student at Madisonville High School he had a gun.

Smith says the second student immediately alerted school administration. The claim was investigated and found to be false. Smith says there never was a gun on campus.

The parents of the child, law enforcement and school administration are in disciplinary talks with the offending student. Details of any disciplinary action against the child will not be released, says Smith.

Madisonville ISD's code of conduct says any student engaging in conduct relating to a false alarm or report, or a terroristic threat involving a public school, must be placed in the district's Disciplinary Alternative Education Program, or DAEP.

Smith says students are safe, and no extra precautions have been necessary. The school already has a school resource officer team.

"But rest assured, there will be consequences," Smith said.