3 teens accused of abducting 15-year-old girl from Mayde Creek HS in Katy


by Malini Basu / KHOU 11 News


Posted on April 24, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 25 at 11:56 AM

HOUSTON -- Three teens are accused of abducting a 15-year-old girl Thursday morning from Mayde Creek HS in Katy. The three suspects walked right into the school and abducted a female student.

"We were all kind of freaked out because it's within the school," said Serenity Hill, a senior.

The principal said the 15-year-old girl was abducted at 10:30 a.m. She was found about 2 hours later on Spanish Needle Drive and Franz Road along with the three suspects -- two 17-year-old boys and another younger teen. The boys are not students at the school.

The school district said it looks like the suspects walked in through a faulty door in the hallway.

Students who saw the kidnapping said the victim and suspects used to be friends. Parents said they're upset because they were not notified about it when it first happened.

"The door is always locked. I don't understand," said another student.

"I haven't heard anything and I'm supposed to have alerts on my phone," said Kathy Schlomach, a parent.

Word spread fast. Students took to Twitter about what happened.

"It was really scary," said Hill. "We expect to be in an environment that is safe. A lot of us walk to school and we think the danger is outside. No, it's inside."

The principal sent this memo out to parents:

"The purpose of this message is to inform you that at approximately 10:30 a.m. today school administration was informed of a suspected kidnapping of a student while on campus. Katy ISD Police were immediately contacted upon notification of the incident. By 12:15 p.m. the student had been found and the KISD Police Department had detained three suspects.

The incident occurred in a hallway near an unreported faulty door in which the suspect is believed to have entered. We are told by students that witnessed the incident that the victim knew the suspects.

I would like to applaud the students who alerted us to this incident. Students are often the first line of defense when it comes to keeping our school safe, as they often have first-hand knowledge about their classmates. Safety is of the upmost priority to our school community. We will continue to work diligently with the Police Department, staff and students to ensure a safe learning environment."