A Burkburnett teen is behind bars accused of threatening to go on a shooting rampage at Burkburnett High School.
"Due to the recent tragic event that occurred, you know, everybody is kind of on high alert," said Burkburnett Det. Royce Challis. "He said it was joking, but we can't take the chance...when someone makes a threat that they're planning on doing harm to others, we have to take that very seriously," said Det. Challis.
Burk police arrested Dillon Dalton Stengel late Wednesday night on charges of making a terroristic threat, which is a third degree felony. The 17-year-old was arraigned the next day in a Wichita County Courtroom.
Court documents show witnesses saw Stengel post threats on Facebook that he was going to go on a shooting spree at the school, and kill people who did not sign his "white list". The teen suspect told officers he just "made a little joke."
Stengel is being held on $25,000 bond.
Burk police stepped up security at the school on Thursday and Friday, with more officers on duty and increased patrols in the area.