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School shooting threat leads the FBI arresting an El Paso student

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) -  

An El Paso teenager was arrested by the FBI after allegedly making a school shooting threat on social media.

Dallas Carrera, 18, was arrested on Wednesday morning. In a news release, FBI investigators said he posted a photo on Tuesday with a box full of empty assault rifle magazines with the caption "Don't come to school tomorrow."​​​​​​

The tip went to the FBI through the Etips@fbi.gov email, the release said.

Agents tell us Carrera was booked into federal jail where he remains pending a detention hearing. 

“This incident should serve as a reminder that threats posted online are not a joke. Anyone who makes a social media post threatening to be a potential active shooter should expect to be identified and prosecuted,” stated Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith A. Byers. “The El Paso FBI, EPISD Police Department, and Ft. Bliss Police Services Division worked together to rapidly investigate this threat.”

The FBI said anyone who sees similar threats should reach out to police or the FBI at 915-832-5000.

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