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UHD student arrested after threatening to shoot up campus building, police say

UHD was contacted by the FBI on Tuesday night about a Snapchat post from a student talking about shooting up a UHD building.
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Oscar Rincon, 19, is charged with felony terroristic threat, according to court documents.

HOUSTON — A student at the University of Houston-Downtown told police he was just joking when they say he threatened to shoot up a classroom building.

Oscar Rincon, 19, is charged with felony terroristic threat, according to court documents.

Rincon did not appear before the judge but was held in a holding room as his bond was set Thursday morning.

It allegedly happened Tuesday night. UHD was contacted by the FBI on Tuesday night about a Snapchat post from a student talking about shooting up a UHD classroom building.

Credit: Houston Police
Oscar Rincon, 19, is charged with felony terroristic threat, according to court documents.

The Snapchat post included a picture of an empty classroom, according to Harris County prosecutors' motion for a high bond.

Prosecutors say Rincon told them that the threat was just a joke and was not real. 

According to prosecutors, Rincon explained he got a traffic ticket on the way to class and then found out class was cancelled when he arrived. That is when he took the picture of the empty classroom and made the threat.

A judge set his bond at $50,000 Thursday morning after he was  initially denied bond on Wednesday.

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