Monett Teen Faces Charges for Making School Threat

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ
Photo Courtesy of City of Monett

by: Carrie Winchel, Ozarks First

Prosecutors have charged 17-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez with making a terrorist threat.

A news release from the Monett Police Department states the Monett High School staff contacted officers on Monday, March 11, 2019, about a possible school shooting threat made on social media.

At least 15 students checked out of school because of the threat.

The school was placed on lockdown for about an hour Monday.

Police made an arrest without incident, and searched the property.

Police say Alejandro Gonzalez possessed a weapon, knuckles, and spent ammunition. Officers say Gonzalez was cooperative throughout the investigation.

Gonzalez is being held at Monett Justice Center. He’s facing charges of Terrorist Threat 1st Degree. He is being held with a $10,000 bond.