WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - A Crime Stoppers tip is believed to have stopped a shooting in Wichita Falls earlier this week.
A juvenile was taken into custody on Sunday night after a tip indicated they were threatening to shoot a student from Wichita Falls High School on Monday.
The teen denied making any threats, but Wichita Falls police say they were shown messages of the threats that the teen had sent to others, and detectives believe there was enough evidence that the teen had intentions and the means of carrying out the threats.
“There’s a possibility we could’ve had a student shot, so it’s extremely important," Crime Stoppers coordinator Brian Bohn said. “Evidently, this was put out on social media, I’m sure that a lot of people saw it, but only one person took time out of their day to remain anonymous and call that tip into crime stoppers.”
The teen has been charged with making a terroristic threat.
Because of the nature of the threat, the Crime Stoppers board decided to give the tipster a larger reward than usual to show the community just how important tips can be.
This story has been updated to clarify the threat was not to the school, but to a specific student.