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Smyer High School student in jail for threatening school

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A 16-year-old Smyer High School student is behind bars at the Lubbock County Juvenile Detention Center for making a false report, which is a state felony.

The Hockley Sheriff's Department says they investigated threats to students and teachers after being notified by Smyer ISD that a junior made them. Because of that, Smyer ISD homecoming festivities were canceled Thursday as recommended by the Sheriff's department.

Officials determined the student did make threats and admitted to doing so Friday when Sheriff's deputies interviewed him.

Another 16-year-old student was involved and is also being investigated. Both were suspended from school until the investigation is complete.

Smyer ISD Superintendent Dane Kerns says everyone in the district is doing well Friday and homecoming festivities will continue with increased patrol.

The detained 16-year-old will remain in the juvenile facility for no longer than 10 days.

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