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Police have identified the suspect in a school bomb scare this week as a juvenile male from Saudi Arabia. His threat was enough to cause the evacuations of both Live Oak Elementary and Deerpark Middle School, which are both in the Round Rock Independent School District.
Officials say the suspect also called some of the students who were threatened by using phone numbers from their facebook pages. Police believe he may still be in contact with some of them.
"What is disturbing about this situation is it may have been avoided if proper Internet safety had been followed," Superintendent Jesús Chávez said in the letter.
Authorities have identified a suspect in Tuesday’s bomb threat and he does not live in the Austin area. The suspect was found in Saudi Arabia and the FBI will continue the investigation since there is an international component. The Sheriff’s Office assures us that there is no threat to Round Rock ISD schools.
What is disturbing about this situation is it may have been avoided if proper Internet safety had been followed. The Saudi Arabia suspect became Facebook "friends" with several of our students and from there had access to all of their Facebook "friends." Another disturbing component is the fact that our students have placed personal information on their Facebook accounts. Students’ e-mail addresses, phone numbers and personal pictures were available for the suspect. The suspect was able to threaten many of our students via Facebook and by calling their cell phones.