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12-year-old arrested in connection to threat found on toilet paper at Lockhart Junior High School

Officials said the girl now faces terroristic threat charges.

LOCKHART, Texas — Editor's note: The above video is related to arrests made on Aug. 30 in connection with a threat at Lockhart High School.

The Lockhart Police Department arrested a 12-year-old girl on Friday after a threatening note written on toilet paper was found in a girls' bathroom at Lockhart Junior High School earlier in the week.

The City said in a release that the girl confessed to investigators that she wrote the note. She was arrested and now faces a terroristic threat charge, which is a felony. Lockhart Junior High School Principal Karen Nixon said the girl would also face consequences according to the school distrcit's student code of conduct.

The girl's identity is not being released, as she is a minor.

The threat against the school was found in a restroom at the end of the school day Tuesday, the district said Wednesday.

Two students reported to a campus administrator that they had discovered a note in the girls' restroom. The note communicated a school threat with no indication of dates or times for when the threat would take place.

The campus administrator immediately contacted Lockhart ISD administration and the Lockhart Police Department school resource officer. An investigation is currently underway, according to the district.

RELATED: 4 teenagers arrested in connection with threat at Lockhart High School

For safety, LISD had an increased presence of officers from both the Lockhart Police Department and the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office on campus.

"I ask parents to please visit with your children about the seriousness of school threats. Whether someone is serious or joking, the outcome results in being arrested for a felony. It is a very serious matter," Nixon said in the letter.

Parents are encouraged to ask their children if they have seen or heard anything regarding the note to help with the investigation. If any new information is found, it can be reported to LISD by emailing Principal Karen Nixon at Karen.Nixon@lockhart.txed.net or calling (512) 398-0774. 

Parents can also submit tips to the district website through "Alert ISD" or through the community reporting system.

The threat follows a similar threat made just over a week prior at Lockhart High School. Four teenagers were arrested in that case.

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