Student arrested at SWTJC on drug-related charges

Email this article 08/31/2012

SWTJC President-Elect Dr. Hector Gonzales said that on Thursday evening college administration was made aware of messages on social networking sites about possible violence on campus occurring on Friday.

"The administration determined this information was largely unfounded," Gonzales said. "However, in an abundance of caution, the college initiated precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff."

Gonzales said the measures included and increased presence of area law enforcement officers on the Uvalde campus Friday morning.

"Our students, faculty and staff were never in any danger," Gonzales said. "Classes were held on Friday and will be held Monday as scheduled."

A male student on the SWTJC Uvalde campus was arrested at approximately 7:50 a.m., Friday, and is currently being held in the Uvalde County Jail on drug-related charges.

According to SWTJC Chief of Police Robert Doucet, the SWTJC Campus Police Department was the arresting agency with assistance from the Uvalde Police Department, Uvalde County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety.

The SWTJC Campus Police Department is preparing an official report on the arrest that will be released at a later date.

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