TYLER, Texas (KETK) – A 20-year-old was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to terroristic threat in a Smith County court.
According to court records, Tyler Auston Tate was indicted in February 2022 and entered a guilty plea on April 6.
Tate was arrested in December 2021 after the FBI National Threat Operations Center received a tip about a possible shooting threat at Winona High School, where he was a student at the time. According to the sheriff’s office, evidence was gathered including documentation of credible threats of death and/or serious bodily injury to individual students at the high school.
Tate was found incompetent to stand trial on June 15 of last year. A status hearing was held on Jan. 18, then Tate appeared in court again in April to plea and be sentenced.