Victoria County sheriff’s officials identified a man on Thursday they suspect of creating a threatening video that delayed the start of Bloomington schools that morning.

Bloomington Independent School District campuses delayed the start of classes to 10 a.m. after sheriff’s investigators discovered a video on social media threatening Bloomington students, said Chief Deputy Roy Boyd, who declined to reveal details about the threat.

Although sheriff’s officials did not arrest or detain the 18-year-old after locating him at a Cuero home, officials said they will present a case to the Victoria County District Attorney’s Office, recommending a charge of making a terroristic threat, according to a sheriff’s office statement.

Boyd said the person is of “high school age” but did not elaborate.

Although authorities have identified a suspect, the Advocate is not naming him because he has not been arrested or charged.

At a news conference earlier Thursday morning, Boyd said investigators hoped to determine whether the threat was credible.

Thursday evening, he said that determination had not been made.

“We have been able to confirm that there is no active threat to the safety and security of the students and staff of BISD,” he said. “People who think they can make random threats like this need to understand a few things. First, is that we take these threats very seriously. Second, is that we have the technological and investigative tools and personnel to track you down. And lastly, we will always file charges against those who perpetrate these crimes. School is a place of learning and security. And we take that very seriously.”

Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached jwilcox@vicad.com or 361-580-6515.

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Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

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