Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Threatening to bring a gun to school and shoot people. She DID not go through with it, she was just being STUPID online.

shes never even SEEN or TOUCHED a gun before in her LIFE! Please no Rude responses. Im a NORMAL mom whose family have been SHOCKED by HER child threatening to do a school shooting. Shes 13yo and she said she was BORED. This is in Texas. She was charged with 3RD Degree FELONY. SHes an A/B Student, EVERY TEACHERS Best Student and we are all in shock and disbelief. I know this is not a game, this is serious. Is it possible for her to go to jail over this? I am----------Im close to Suicidal thoughts but i know I cant. Please respond with Sensitivity BUT Truth.

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Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Kingwood, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: First, you need to take a deep breath and relax, suicide is never, ever, the answer to anything. I encourage you to discard such thoughts and to stand tall and persevere for yourself and for your family.

That being said, you need to have a qualified criminal law attorney examine everything that has been done by the charging agency. That attorney should discuss the facts and evidence in the case with the prosecutor to try to get it dismissed or to obtain another more favorable outcome for your daughter. I cannot predict with certainty what will happen in your case, but it is likely that given her age and her manner, as you describe it, that the outcome is one that does not include jail time.

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