NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Within days of a hoax threat that was made against the Woden Independent School District, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has made three arrests.
The arrest warrants for the three former Woden ISD students were issued Tuesday.
According to the arrest affidavit, the comments allegedly posted to a Facebook account referenced "a school shooting coming soon to Woden."
"This comment caused alarm with many students, parents, and community members," the arrest affidavit stated.
"The Sheriff Office was notified Sunday afternoon of a threat that was circulating on Facebook towards Woden ISD," a press release stated. "The posting was placed on a social media Web site called Woden Trash. After several hours of investigation, the Sheriff's Office was able to obtain an IP address to the computer that was used."
All three of the suspects allegedly gave written confessions to their roles in the threat hoax, the affidavit stated. All three of the individuals admitted to creating the Facebook account titled "Woden Trash."
"Jessica Lyons actually typed the statement that a school shooting was coming soon to Woden, and Cade Watson and Daisy Martinez were both there when the statement was posted and had knowledge of it," the arrest affidavit stated.
Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges said after the three suspects were identified, they were questioned at approximately 1 a.m. Monday morning. The sheriff said his investigators were able to determine that the threat was a hoax and that none of the suspects were actually planning any type of violent act against a school.
Tuesday evening, Cade Watson, 19, Daisy Martinez, 18, and Jessica Lyons, 18, were arrested and charged with terroristic threat, which is a third-degree felony. All three suspects were booked in to the Nacogdoches County jail Tuesday night.
Woden ISD Superintendent Brady Taylor said in a previous East Texas News story that he doesn't believe the creators of the web site intended for the hoax to even happen and added it's not a funny joke.
"We had a number of parents who kept their kids home because of it, and it's definitely going to cost the district some money because of that, but for those parents who want to keep their kids safe and secure - I don't blame them at all," Taylor said.
Taylor said about 150 kids didn't show up to school on Monday.