Kingwood student charged with exhibiting gun appears in court

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 19, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 19 at 4:22 PM

KINGWOOD, Texas – An 18-year-old Kingwood High School student who was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly threatened to use a firearm on a police officer appeared in a Harris County courthouse overnight.

Derick Richard Montelongo, of Kingwood, was charged with exhibition of firearm.

On Dec. 12, the principal at Kingwood High School alerted Humble ISD police that someone had drawn a picture of a stick figure with a gun pointing to its head on a restroom wall.  The phrase “Kill Officer West” was next to the drawing. Officer Randy West with HISD Police patrols the campus.

Police said there were other drawings of dead police and a threat claiming that everyone at the school would be shot at 3:07.

After officials reviewed security video and interviewed witnesses, they were able to determine that Montelongo was the primary suspect in regards to the threats. The student was pulled out of class, and an administrative search was conducted.

Officials found similar drawings to the ones found in the restroom on him and a red cap to a marker that may have been used on the restroom walls, court documents state.

Montelongo's bail was set at $10,000.

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