Teenager arrested in connection with threatening messages sent to Plano, TX student with special needs

On radio this morning, Glenn shared a promising update in the story out of Plano, Texas involving student Shea Shawhan receiving anonymous threatening messages. The story first came to Glenn’s attention two weeks ago, and Shea joined the Glenn Beck Program last week for a powerful interview about the importance of love in the face of hate.

“I’ve got really good news for you,” Glenn said. “Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a cyber bullying case that sent violent and graphic text messages to a disabled high school student at Plano West Senior High School. Do you remember we had Shea on? And Shea is a high school student that has an [8-year-old] mentality. She is so sweet and so nice. We had her on… oh my gosh, you’ll cry your eyes out.”

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According to the Dallas Morning News:

Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a cyberbullying case that involved violent and graphic text messages sent to a disabled student at Plano West Senior High School.

Plano police spokesman David Tilley said details could not be released because the suspect is a juvenile. He could confirm only that the person arrested was also a Plano school district student and was facing harassment charges, a class B misdemeanor. The arrest was made at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

“She’s beautiful girl,” Glenn said of Shea. “There was so many people that made a big deal out of this that the police took it seriously… They found the kid. They won’t release any information at all. But they found the kid that was doing it… The good news is, that kid is going to be spending some time with the law.”

Watch highlights of Glenn’s interview with Shea below. TheBlaze TV subscribers can watch the entire interview on demand HERE.

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    Good, good news indeed. Let justice be done.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Thank the Lord.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    GOOD!

  • Anonymous

    Prayers do get answered.

  • Anonymous

    I wish Glenn could interview the PARENTS of this awful kid that was doing the bullying. I am intrigued about what turns kids into these monsters. Might not be the parents at all, some kids are just bad, but would love to know if they had an inkling that their kid could be this cruel.

  • Anonymous

    Shea is absolutely beautiful inside and out! I hope whoever is doing this to her
    is found out and humiliated. God Bless her.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    if shea is eight mentally, all eight-year olds should be this wise.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they throw the book at the pig

  • Jesse Limon

    as a parent and single with a child with special needs, I am glad that she will be protected.

  • Anonymous

    Scare the crap out of this punk show un’ what it feels like them give them time after that dam punks need to be slapped around .

  • Anonymous

    i’m glad they find the person that was doing that it wrong i was picked on alot
    when i was in high school because i was special needs too.

  • annelouisegelinas

    I agree. The child who sent chilling mean messages should come on TV to the world can see how old this child is and ask where does this nastiness come from? Maybe we an get ahold of the mentality of youth and put an end to it.