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.

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