An 18-year old student was arrested on Tuesday night after a threat was reported to North Hopkins ISD earlier that day.
Troy Michael Stockton was arrested for a Terroristic Threat (Felony 3) at his residence around 9:31 p.m. and is currently being held in the Hopkins County Jail with a $75,000 bond.
According to Hopkins County ISD, upon the threat being reported, campus administrators “acted immediately to confront the student, address the situation, and conduct a preliminary investigation.”
“The student has been removed from the NHISD secondary school campus and does not pose a threat to NHISD students or personnel at this time,” said the school in a press release on Tuesday. “The student in question is not currently attending school.”
After a preliminary investigation, the school determined there was no credible threat of imminent harm. however, turned it over to local law enforcement.
Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum said, “I was contacted by the Chief of Police at the North Hopkins ISD in reference to a threat that occurred at the school earlier in the day. I immediately had an investigator contact the school personnel to start a criminal investigation.”
“At approximately 9:31 p.m. as a result of the criminal investigation, Troy Michael Stockton 18y/o male student was arrested for Terroristic Threat (Felony 3) at his residence and is currently in the Hopkins County Jail with a $75,000 bond. I want the community to know that any threat made toward another student or our schools will be taken seriously and investigated immediately.”