La Villa student in hot water after school shooter comment

A La Villa high school student is facing consequences after school officials say he made a comment Wednesday about being a school shooter.

“Please be advised that this morning while working on an interview assignment, a high school student made a comment in which he claimed to a be a school shooter,” La Villa ISD Superintendent Alejos Salazar Jr. said via a letter sent to parents and published on the school district’s Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.

School administrators and La Villa police were notified of the comment, which the student said he had intended “as a joke to shock his classmates,” the statement reads.

“(T)he incident was dealt with immediately and legal as well as campus consequences were swiftly carried out,” Salazar said in the letter, adding that the district is cooperating with state and local law enforcement.

“As always, the safety and security of all campuses is continuously monitored so that your children continue to learn in a safe and secure environment.”