Teen who allegedly threatened Cleveland schools is arrested, charged with third-degree felony

Authorities on Thursday afternoon arrested an 18-year-old Plum Grove area woman for allegedly making threats of violence against Cleveland High School, according to Capt. Ken DeFoor, spokesperson for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

Elizabeth Linares-Jimenez surrendered to Investigator Steven Rasberry in the lobby of the sheriff’s office at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday by arrangements made through her attorney.

Earlier in the day, a search warrant was signed by 253rd State District Judge Chap Cain and an arrest warrant was secured through Pct. 6 Justice of the Peace Ralph Fuller.

Linares-Jimenez, who was out on bond for a similar offense, was booked into the county jail and charged with the third-degree felony offense of Terroristic Threat.

Her criminal history includes arrests on Feb. 25, 2019, and March 29, 2019. Both charges were for Terroristic Threat.

Cleveland ISD is taking the threats seriously. Each time Linares-Jimenez has threatened violence against the school, the district has locked down campuses to ensure student safety while law enforcement investigates.

In the most recent threat on May 14, Linares-Jimenez allegedly threatened to “shoot up the Cleveland school.”

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