An 11-year-old Houston girl who attends Benjamin Banneker Elementary School was arrested by state police today for sending a text message claiming that a bomb had been set at Banneker.


An 11-year-old Houston girl who attends Benjamin Banneker Elementary School was arrested by state police today for sending a text message claiming that a bomb had been set at the school.

According to police, the text was sent at about 2:28 p.m. on Monday, March 30, and claimed that a bomb would go off at Banneker sometime on Tuesday, March 31.

She was charged with one count each of felony terroristic threatening and misdemeanor terroristic threatening, and released to her parents' care on $1,000 bond, pending Sussex Family Court proceedings.