Alleged terrorist threat within student’s essay prompts TEA alert

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Concerns were raised this week after the Texas Education Agency alerted the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District of an alleged terrorist threat made within a local student’s essay, officials said.

SBCISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Ismael Cantu confirmed on Friday that TEA officials contacted the district about the alleged threat. However, Cantu, citing the sensitivity of information involving matters of national security, said he cannot provide details about the exact nature of the alleged threat nor can he divulge the student’s identity.

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