WESLACO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Weslaco, a South Texas border town, have arrested a 13-year-old boy for allegedly making violent threats on social media towards a Walmart.
Police said shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, officers went to the Walmart to investigate and store management decided to close the store for the safety of its customers and employees.READ MORE: 'Survivor 41' Episode 6: The Merge Part 1
Police said through their investigation, with help from the FBI and Weslaco Police Facebook followers, investigators were able to identify the source of the threats.
On Thursday around 8:30 a.m., the mother of the boy brought him to to the Weslaco Police Department after she had received calls regarding her son’s threats.READ MORE: 'I'd Just Like To Win It,' Says Braves Coach Ron Washington Who Came So Close As Rangers Manager A Decade Ago
Police searched the family’s home and vehicles and no firearms were recovered.
The boy was charged with terroristic threat, a 3rd degree felony, and was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.MORE NEWS: Flights Canceled, Tens Of Thousands Without Power As High Winds Howl Across North Texas
Weslaco is about 515 miles south of Dallas.