UPDATE: Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 11:40 a.m.
ELECTRA (KFDX/KJTL) — Electra ISD Superintendent Ted West said as of 10:45 a.m., all Electra ISD campuses have been restored to normal activity following a “lockout” situation that stemmed from alleged threats made against the school.
West said earlier this morning, a student reported to school officials threats being made to the school on the morning bus route. Electra ISD officials and representatives from the Electra Police Department immediately brought the students to the office. No weapons of any kind were found.
Parents were notified via the district’s phone messenger system at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, that the district had received the threat and that a “lock-in” was being put in place while school officials and Electra Police investigated the incident.
“As always, safety is our utmost priority,” West said. “This morning was an example of one of our students practicing ‘see something, say something’ protocols.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Published on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 9:40 a.m.
Officials with the Electra Independent School District on Thursday announced that Electra Junior/Senior High School is currently in a “lockout” situation following alleged threats made against the school.
According to Electra ISD Superintendent Ted West, school officials were made aware that a student overheard another student making threats toward the school on their bus route on Thursday, September 15, 2022.
West said the student who supposedly made the threats was immediately brought to the office, and the Electra Police Department was immediately notified as well.
According to West, no weapons of any kind were found to be present.
West said both Electra Junior-Senior High School and Electra Elementary School will remain in a “lockout” situation throughout the remainder of Thursday morning.
Under a lockout situation, West said normal school operations will continue within the building, outside activities are limited, and lunch operations will continue on their regular schedule.
Details regarding the specific threats made are unavailable at this time.
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