Cathedral High Student Suspended for Sending ‘Menacing Text’
UPDATE: The Diocese of El Paso released a statement, which reads in part, "the El Paso Police met with the student and has notified administrators that the alleged threat is considered non-terroristic. As such, the student has not been charged."
A Cathedral High School sophomore was suspended after sending a message perceived as a potential threat to another student.
According to published reports, the student texted a "meme" that depicted violence captioned "don’t come to school tomorrow.”
The student, who was not identified because he's a minor, was removed from the campus Tuesday and told not to return until further notice, per a notice on the Cathedral High School website.
Last month, a 16-year-old Arizona student was arrested for a felony hoax after sending a similar type of meme. In that particular case, the student posted a picture captioned, 'Planning the school shooting,' with smiley faces on Snapchat, a popular social media app for photos and video.