Student Detained For Making Threat Against Edinburg IDEA Faculty

Edinburg TX – January 26, 2023

The Edinburg Police Department is investigating an alleged threat by a student at the Edinburg IDEA College Prep school on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The threat was made against a school faculty member.

At about 4:07 p.m., Edinburg police officers responded to IDEA College Prep located on 2553 N. Rogers Road. Staff reported that a 13-year-old student allegedly told a faculty member that they would be “the ‘first’ to go when he ‘shot up’ the school.” The police report noted that the student was released to his parents. The parents are cooperating with the police regarding the incident.

According to a statement from the Edinburg Police Department, the student was later detained and taken to the Hidalgo County Juvenile Detention Center. The statement said there was no immediate threat.

“We will continue to take any threat against our schools seriously and will pursue charges against anyone who makes a threat against faculty, staff, or students,” Chief Jaime Ayala said.Ayala reported that the investigation is still ongoing. The student’s name was not released.