HPD says man arrested after being overheard talking about using - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

HPD says man arrested after being overheard talking about using explosives at school

Posted: Updated:
Brenden Mathis, 20. (Source: Henderson County Detention Center) Brenden Mathis, 20. (Source: Henderson County Detention Center)

Henderson Police say a man has been arrested on terroristic threatening charges.

Extra security will be at the school on Monday after a 20-year-old Brenden Mathis was arrested and accused of making threats.

Authorities say Mathis was overheard making statements concerning how he could use explosives at Henderson County High School. 

"It's shocking because of the bad situations happening in Boston and it just terrifies me for our kids," says Debby Kumar, a parents of a Henderson County High School student. "We don't need any bad things happening in our area."

Henderson Police say a witness overheard the conversation and took a photo of Mathis telling a juvenile how he could use explosives at the high school. The witness then contacted police and provided officers with a photo of Mathis after he snapped his picture without Mathis' knowledge. 

"It scares me because I love my daughter and she goes there and this is her last year," says Kumar. "She's my future."

Still shaken by the news, Kumar is still sending her daughter to school because she says those situations unfortunately can happen anywhere.

Police say Brenden Mathis was identified using the photo and he was located at 428 South Ingram Street. 

The Henderson County School District assured parents that those involved have been contacted by police.

Officials say Mathis was subsequently arrested for Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree which is a Class D Felony and lodged at the Henderson County Detention Center and the name of the juvenile has not been released and it is unsure if he is a Henderson County School student.

14 News is continuing to follow these breaking developments, and we will have the latest on air, online at 14News.com and on mobile with the 14 News mobile app.

Copyright 2013 WFIE. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow