Bryan, Texas (KWKT) — On Friday January 17, at 1:15 p.m., Emergency Services received a call stating a man with a gun was at Stephen F. Austin Middle School. At the time of the call the dispatcher could tell the caller was a young male and could hear laughing in the background. Although the laughing was an indication the call may have been false the Bryan Police Department and Bryan ISD took it seriously. School Resource Officers and school staff were notified immediately. A search of the area was conducted and no person with a gun was located.
On Tuesday January 21, at 1:20 p.m., Emergency Services received a call from a young male stating he found a note that a bomb was at Stephen F. Austin Middle School. Evidence showed the caller was the same as Friday. Officers were dispatched to the school and school officials were immediately notified. There was no evidence to substantiate the claim and the caller was not cooperative.
On Wednesday January 22, at 12:11 p.m., and again at 1:09 p.m., Emergency Services received a call from a young male talking about a bomb with no specifics. Again evidence showed the caller to be the same as the two prior incidents. Emergency Services were able to track the phone to the Bryan High Campus.
Two juvenile males ages 15 and 16 were identified, arrested, and each charged with two counts of False Alarm or Report of Emergencies, which is a state jail felony, and one count of Abuse of 911, which is a Class B misdemeanor. These types of calls are taken very seriously. They can cause alarm to the police department, school officials, students and parents and will not be tolerated.
The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600, the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345, or the Bryan Police Department and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office at 979-361-3888. Together we can make a difference in our community.