Investigators in Montgomery County are looking into a series of anonymous online threats sent to young people in Splendora.
Someone posted messages on Facebook reading, “I am going to kill everyone in Splendora on July 13th.”
The social media giant has received requests from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Precinct 4 Constable’s office and the district attorney – all looking for information that might reveal the person’s identity.
However, Facebook is not cooperating and told authorities the threat doesn't rise to the level of an emergency.
Montgomery County District Attorney Phil Grant released the following statement:
"While most threats like these are young people making idle threats they never plan to carry out, in this day and age we cannot ignore or dismiss threats of this nature. The Precinct Four Constables Office, the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office and our office have done everything in our power to track down the individual responsible for these threats and determine the seriousness of their intentions. Unfortunately, due to Facebook's incomprehensible lack of cooperation, we now have to take the extraordinary step of placing an entire community on notice of a threat we could have eliminated but for their stubborn and irresponsible position. Please continue to notify your local law enforcement agencies if any additional threats are received. We will continue to take this seriously and do all we can to protect this community despite Facebook's lack of cooperation."