Teen threatens to shoot up school in drive-by

POSTED: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 3:57pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 9:14am

KILLEEN -- A student at Killeen High School is in jail after making threats to shoot up the school.

Parents are now speaking out about the threats 17-year-old Derick Rhine made.

"Anytime anybody makes any kind of threat like that you always, always take it serious. You can't just turn a blind ear to it," said Linda Monroe whose grand daughter goes to the same school.

Police say it started when Rhine walked into the parking lot and was upset because another student poured milk on his shoes.

The arrest affidavit says police saw Rhine walking out of class at the high school. When the officer asked Rhine what he was doing, he said he was on his way to a friends house to get a knife or a gun.

Officers took Rhine to the office so his parents could pick him up, but Rhine continued making threats to get a gun. He said he would return in a car with his "crip" friends for a drive-by shooting.

Linda Monroe says she doesn't even want to think about what could happen. "I'm worried for her safety. I'm worried that, you know, if we do something with him  if it's going to be somebody. So, yeah, I'm worried," said Monroe.

Killeen ISD says students were never in harms way.

"Kids were not at any time in any danger, and it was the KISD police officer did a great job and took care of that immediately," said Leslie Gilmore with KISD.

Rhine was taken to Bell County Jail, Killeen ISD says it's up to the courts now to decide what happens to the teen next.

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