San Antonio man charged with making terroristic threats against 2 schools

A man has been charged with making terroristic threats against two San Antonio schools.

A man has been charged with making terroristic threats against two San Antonio schools.

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A 25-year-old San Antonio man was arrested last week and charged with making terroristic threats against two parochial schools.

Hayden Kuwamura was arrested on Friday, September 16, after making threats against staff at St. Mary’s Hall and Central Catholic High School, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said in a press conference. Kuwamura posted bond, but will remain in custody for at least 72 more hours while he undergoes mental health evaluations, Gonzales said. The district attorney added that once Kuwamura is released, he will be under house arrest and will be required to wear a GPS monitoring device. 

Gonzales did not share details of Kuwamura’s arrest or case, but said “the facts that are contained in the affidavit are alarming to me.”

KSAT 12 reported that Kuwamura went to St. Mary’s Hall and said to a witness that he would “take out the coaches” before going to Central Catholic High School and “finishing the job.” According to the report, the 25-year-old man showed the witness multiple photos of guns and said he had a weapon in his car. 

Gonzales said that a coach “was concerned enough” about Kuwamura’s reported actions “that moved quickly to remove this individual from one of the campus’ and contact authorities.” The affidavit reportedly states that Kuwamura said “that for everyone he killed he was going to have tally marks tattooed on him.”

Central Catholic High School said in letter to parents on Monday, September 19, that Kuwamura visited the campus over the summer and reported his behavior at the time was not threatening. The school said Kuwamura requested a tour of the campus, but the action did not raise alarms because the facility had undergone renovations in the time since the 25-year-old had graduated from Central Catholic. The school said that uniformed officers will be on campus for the “foreseeable future.” 

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