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Kingwood High students thrown in jail

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It appeared to be business as usual at Kingwood High School.

Few students knew the actions of two of their fellow classmates landed them in jail Tuesday afternoon.

"I think most kids just blow it off and see it as a joke," said Dustin McIntosh who attends Kingwood High.

Faculty and staff did not see it that way.  Two Kingwood High students were arrested.

According to court documents, the offenses happened on Dec. 12, but charges didn't come until this week after that tragic school shooting in Connecticut.

Back at Kingwood, 18-year-old Trent McKay Skinner has been charged with graffiti.  He is accused of destroying school property by writing what's considered racist words and drawing Neo Nazi symbols on the restroom walls.

Now to that threat: 18-year-old Derick Montelongo was also arrested and charged with exhibition of firearms.  He was accused of drawing a gun and stick figure on a school wall and threatening to kill a local police officer.  Montelongo is also accused of writing, "F Kingwood High School - shoot Everyone at 3:07."

Shannon Lee McIntosh is a mother and volunteer at Kingwood.  She says with recent events in the country now is not the time to take threats and racism lightly.  She says a solution to these problems - that parenting thing.

McIntosh says, "I just try to be with my kids as much as I can my own and the ones that I'm involved with in a program I'm make a positive difference in their life."

Dustin McIntosh says while most students take grafiitti at the school as a joke it can't be totally ignored.  He says it could be a warning sign.

"Kids are kids and they're going to do certain things...just got to keep an eye out for them," says McIntosh.

School officials at Humble ISD say there were no weapons involved in the allegations ...but in this current climate it rose to the level of criminal charges...the school district sends a strong message to students who allegedly go too far on campus.

Jaime Mount is the spokesperson at Humble ISD.  She says, "safety is something we focus on every single day year round we have many procedures in everything related to school safety."

Montelongo is being held with a $10,000 bond while Skinner must pay $5,000 to make bail.

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