Damian Arias and Cornell Thomas: Details of how Two Madison HS students alleged threatened to ‘Shoot Up’ school

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Two Madison High School students identified as Damian Arias and Cornell Thomas have been charged for allegedly making school threats at Madison High School.

The two students are currently out on bond, but a judge has ordered a 24-hour house arrest and a mental evaluation for both.

Damian Arias and Cornell Thomas

The judge said the suspects cannot have contact with students or staff at the school last Tuesday.

“It’s very disturbing, and we certainly take it very seriously,” Prosecutor Nancy Todd said. “We’re glad that we’re here at this stage and not, especially post-Uvalde, we’re glad that we’re here at this stage and not on the school grounds of Madison High School with dead kids on the ground.”

Cornell Thomas, a Ninth grader student, is one of the two Madison High School students charged with making terroristic threats.

He allegedly admitted that he and 17-year-old Damian Arias had plans to shoot up the school during lunch break last Friday.

According to the Prosecutors, a passerby student heard them saying they are planning to chain up the exit doors and start shooting students when they tried to escape.

Thomas’ attorney believes the case should be dismissed.

“I believe the allegations have been grossly misconstrued. We look forward to proving his innocence at a future date,” attorney Brennen Dunn said.

KPRC 2 captured video of Damian Arias when he appeared in probable cause court.

Making a terroristic threat is a third-degree felony. The two suspects face two to 10 years in prison.

The prosecutor said this is a reminder for anyone who hears or sees a threat, or anything suspicious, to report it to authorities.