PEARLAND, Texas – Comments allegedly made by a teen on Snapchat resulted in an arrest and criminal charges, the Pearland Police Department says.

Monday evening officers went to a home where a parent said her children had received disturbing messages via the social media app.

The messages, which contained a possible threat at Berry Miller Junior High, were sent by a 14-year-old suspect the kids knew.

“Officers conducted an investigation which resulted in charges being accepted by the Brazoria County DA’s Office against a 14-year-old male student for Terroristic Threat. The juvenile student was taken into custody and transported to the Brazoria County Juvenile Detention Facility,” the police department stated.

Pearland ISD sent the following letter to parents on Tuesday:

Dear Parents:

Campus and district administration were made aware last night of a threat against Berry Miller Junior High made by a student on social media. The student has been identified and will not be at school. The police are investigating at this time and will be present at the school today to reassure parents and students.

Administrators and counselors will be available to students for questions and support.


Kim Brooks