Suspect In Custody After Threatening To Attack La Porte Schools

A man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to attack several La Porte elementary schools today.

The suspect was arrested this afternoon at a Holiday Inn on Highway 146 after FBI investigators tracked his cell phone. The man earlier had allegedly called in the threat to the La Porte police department.

A shelter-in place was called at the La Porte district's seven elementary schools while authorities investigated the threat. The schools later re-opened without incident.   


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Jack Williams

Director of News Programming

News Director Jack Williams has been with Houston Public Radio since August of 2000. He's also a reporter and anchor for Houston Public Radio's local All Things Considered segments...