AUSTIN, Texas — The Akins High School community is on edge after the 17-year-old former student, who threatened the school, was let out of jail.
"It scares me a little bit, but I do know that the school would do anything to protect us," said a student.
Students protested outside the school Monday afternoon by calling for change and gun control just days after the threats were made.
Austin ISD said in a statement, "The district and school staff have received a fair share of community feedback and heightened concerns."
Ariel Alexander Ramirez-Navarro, 17, made a comment to a student on Feb. 22 that he was going “to shoot up and blow up” the school and showed ammunition in his backpack, according to the affidavit. Akins High School was placed on lockdown for several hours while police searched for Ramirez.
The suspect, who is no longer enrolled at the school, was found at the South Park Meadows Shopping Complex and arrested. Navarro was charged with a terrorist threat, which is a third-degree felony.
In response to those unsettling feelings, AISD reached out to Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore for help.
"I was appalled that these conditions had not been imposed on the original bond," said Moore. “Judge Patrick McNelis entered an order today placing these conditions on the bond.”
After looking into the 17-year-old's bond restrictions issued by a municipal judge, she realized, he didn't have any.
The former student was let of jail on $15,000 bond, but some of the standard restrictions for making a terroristic threat were not imposed.
"They are not unusual restrictions for a case where there's a threat to any individual or certainly to multiple individuals," said Moore.
Moore worked through the weekend to formulate restrictions with different judges. New requirements were put in place as soon as the court offices opened Monday morning.
The suspect will now have a mental health evaluation and can't come within 500 yards of the school. He's also required to wear an ankle monitor and can't possess a weapon.
"I think they go to school and feel assured that everything is being done to ensure their safety," said Moore.
Moore said the suspect's lawyer has told the judge his client will present himself to pre-trial services to get the ankle monitor put on. He then will be evaluated.
Ramirez is scheduled to appear in court for the first time on Thursday, March 1, at 9:30 a.m.