SUGAR LAND, Texas - A Clements High School student is facing felony charges for having components of an explosive.
Maximillion Young, 17, was arrested last Wednesday.
According to court documents, he told other students that he knows how to make bombs, is a sociopath and likes to see things explode. Documents also state a student allegedly told investigators that the teen said by using the rocks, glass or plastic in the explosives, they can "shred people apart,"
Fort Bend ISD police got a search warrant for his family's home and found components of an explosive.
The school principal says no direct threat was made toward any individual or the school, and released the following statement on Wednesday:
Dear Clements High School Parents and Guardians,
The safety and security of Clements students are always top priorities. Therefore, I am writing to inform you that a Clements High School student has been arrested on a charge of possession of components of an explosive.
On the evening of Thursday, May 9, 2019, I was informed about several comments made by a student. These comments suggested the student had access to various combustible materials and had spoken about the capabilities of such materials. I notified the Fort Bend ISD Police Department and they immediately began an investigation with the assistance of other agencies. An arrest was made this morning.
It is important to note that no direct threat was made towards any individual or the school. Nevertheless, FBISD Police Chief David Rider and I believe it is necessary to inform you about this incident. The investigation into this situation is ongoing and we will continue to do our due diligence in matters related to it. It is also important that our students know that we will always take immediate action when we receive reports that involve the safety of our school.
Chief Rider and I commend the students who reached out to an adult to report their concerns about this matter. Please remind your children to report anything that looks or sounds dangerous or unusual to a trusted adult. They can also call our Student Crime Stoppers Hotline at 281-491-TIPS (8477).
We appreciate that our students, staff, and parents work together each day to keep our schools safe. Thank you for your continued support of Clements High School.
Principal, Clements High School
Chief David Rider
FBISD Police Department