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Austin High School placed on lockdown as police investigated suspicious activity, officials say

Houston ISD sent a message to parents saying the students are safe and the lockdown is a precautionary measure.

HOUSTON — Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston ISD was on lockdown Thursday while police investigated suspicious activity, according to the district.

In a message sent to parents, administrators said the students are safe and the campus is secure. They will continue instruction as scheduled, the district said.

School officials the lockdown is a precaution.

No details have been released about the police investigation.

Houston ISD statement:

"This is an important message for Austin HS parents from Principal Orlando Reyna. Our campus is currently on lockdown as a precautionary measure while police investigate suspicious activity. Our students are safe, our building is secure, and our instructional day will continue, as an adjusted schedule that will eliminate any movement for our students and teachers. If you have any questions, please contact our school at 713.924.1600. Please know that your student’s safety is of the upmost importance to us."

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is confirmed.

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