ODESSA, Texas —
Ector County ISD police arrested a 14-year-old student at Wilson & Young Middle School on Thursday.
According to ECISD, district police saw a social media picture of the boy holding a gun and threatening to shoot others at the school.
The student admitted to sending the message to his friends as a joke.
He is now charged with threat of exhibition of a firearm on a campus or bus, a class A misdemeanor.
The district once again took time to remind the public that any threat will be taken seriously and be punished accordingly.