23-year-old at center of Parkland HS, Pre-K lockdown captured by EPPD in Far East El Paso

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Paso Police Department (EPPD) announced Monday afternoon that the subject at the center of the morning’s lockdown at Parkland High and Parkland Pre-K in Northeast El Paso has been captured.

EPPD officials said 23-year-old Pablo Issac Paredes was taken into custody several miles away, along the 3200 block of Merry Meadows in Far-East El Paso.

According to law enforcement Paredes threatened a student, then the whole school.

“Northeast Patrol Officers were dispatched to 5932 Quail Ave, reference a terroristic threat initially to a student that attends Parkland High School. Paredes then made further threats to the entire school, and the school was promptly placed on lockdown.”

El Paso Police Department

Paredes was charged with terroristic threat with a bond of $25,000.00 and stalking with a bond of $5,000.00.

As for the students at Parkland High School and Parkland Pre-K, law enforcemetn officials said arrangements were being arranged for their release.

YISD officials also told KTSM that they would like to thank the Parkland community for their patience.

Both schools were placed on lockdown Monday morning around 9 a.m., and El Paso Police Department (EPPD) officers were dispatched, after district officials say a threat was made against a student by “another individual.”

Shortly after noon, EPPD officials announced that they were searching for 23-year-old Pablo Issac Paredes, who is wanted for previous warrants. Law enforcement asked the community to not approach Paredes, as he “may be armed.”

YISD officials did confirm that Parkland Middle had been on lockdown, however that was lifted at 10:15 a.m. and the search for the “other individual” was ongoing.

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