Suspect in custody charged with threatening Cleveland ISD staff

By Vanesa Brashier,

An 18-year-old female student from Cleveland High School was arrested Friday, March 29, following an investigation into threats she allegedly made to Cleveland ISD faculty members.

The student, Elizabeth Linares, is being charged with Terroristic Threat to a School and Public Servant, according to Cleveland ISD spokesperson Susan Ard.

The nature of the threats is not being disclosed at this time, she added.

After being arrested, Linares was transported by Cleveland ISD Police Department to the Liberty County Jail where she will remain until she goes before a judge for bond or bail.

Ard said that Cleveland ISD PD worked with the Texas Rangers and FBI to investigate the threats. R

“Cleveland ISD takes all threats of violence against our students or staff, veiled or otherwise, with the utmost of seriousness. It is our intention to provide a safe environment for everyone,” Ard said in a public statement. “Thank you to our Cleveland ISD Police Department in all their hard work to apprehend the suspect.”

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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