Mesquite ISD student punished for threatening social media post

Mesquite ISD says it is punishing a student who posted a stock photo of a weapon and threatened Vanston Middle School.

Parents were sent an updated message Monday morning about what took place.

Mesquite police identified a student who made threatening posts on social media using a picture of a gun from the internet.

Police say the student never had a weapon.

The student will be punished, but Mesquite ISD did not go into any more detail citing privacy restraints.

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