HOUSTON—Students at C.E. King High School were in for a bit of a surprise when they showed up for class Wednesday morning and found a security check point.
Students waited outside the school to be screened one at a time.
The Sheldon Independent School District established designated entry points, and deputies with the Precinct Three Constable’s Office were on hand to assist.
It all started Tuesday night at a school board meeting when a student told a deputy his sister’s cell phone had been stolen. Then when he called his sister’s number someone texted him back.
“He actually said you can have it back for $200. I’ll give it to you tomorrow at school. Don’t do anything stupid. I have a gun,” said Cpt. Jon Moore.
Sheldon ISD issued an alert Wednesday morning, and said it didn’t do so earlier because this was a tip, and not a specific threat.