LA MARQUE, Texas — A 15-year-old La Marque High School student was arrested Tuesday for reporting a false bomb threat. 

He was taken into custody by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. The charge is anticipated to be a state jail felony, according to the Texas City Independent School District.

“We take every threat seriously and we will not stand for anyone threatening our students and staff and creating havoc on our campuses,” TCISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rodney Cavness said. “We will not tolerate threats.”

All students and staff at La Marque High School were evacuated safely Monday when the student called in the bomb threat to the La Marque Police Department.

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“The hours that were spent making sure that our students and staff were safe and that our building was not compromised is incredible,” Dr. Canvess said.

The district encourages parents to please continue to talk with their children about the serious nature and severe consequences of making bomb threats.