Seguin Police officers arrest teen following gun threats

Joel Plascencia threated to bring an AK-47 to school
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Joel Plascencia, 19 of Seguin

SEGUIN, Texas – Seguin Police Department officers arrest teenager following threats.

According to a press release by the Seguin Police Department, Seguin Police officer dispatched to Seguin High School on Wednesday, at approximately 5:30 p.m., in reference to threats made by a student.

A Seguin High School teacher reported a student made a comment that he was “going to bring an AK-47 to the school.” Officials later identified the student as Joel Plascencia, 19 of Seguin.

Seguin High School administrators questioned Plascencia, in which he admitted to making the comment.

During an investigation of the incident, Seguin High School staff revealed Plascencia had threatened several times that he was going to bring his AK to Seguin High School the following day. Another student informed staff about this threat.

Staff then informed Plascencia that the comments were not humorous and needed to cease. Their warnings did not stop him from continuing to make threats about bringing a firearm to the school.

Seguin High School administrators informed officers that they banned Plascencia from all campuses for the remainder of the school year.

Officials then obtained an arrest warrant for Plascencia for one count of Terroristic Threat. Judge Darrell Hunter issued the arrest warrant. Officers then took Plascencia into custody at the Seguin Police Department.

The Seguin Police Department urges all citizens to report any suspicious activity, alarming social media postings or concerning comment to 830-379-2123.

SPD provided the above information and photo.