HOUSTON — Spring Branch ISD wouldn't comment on whether they would increase patrols at Memorial High School again Monday after a threatening post by a student last week.
And in a short statement, they told us they plan to have a safe and regular school day Monday, though they didn't say what, if any, measures were being put in place.
The district said Friday the threats were not directly aimed at Memorial High School or any students there. They said they learned about the post after members of the MHS community began reporting them late Thursday.
"Our SBISD Police are actively investigating this situation. In an abundance of caution, we will have heightened police patrols in our area and at school today," the district said in a statement.
As of Friday afternoon, the district told us there had not been any arrests. This is the message from the school's principal to parents after school was out for the day Friday.
Good Afternoon, MHS Families,
This message is in follow up to our message from earlier today regarding social media posts of concern that had been reported to MHS administration and the SBISD Police late last night and early this morning.
The SBISD Police and school administration have conducted an investigation. Although ongoing, the investigation confirms the initial social media posts in question were not direct threats targeting any specific person or targeting Memorial High School.
As safety and security are always our highest priority, SBISD and Memorial High School will always take very seriously concerns brought to our attention. We will seek the facts in any case and respond appropriately based on the law and our student code of conduct. We will take all appropriate measures to protect our students including enhanced police presence on the campus whenever we feel it is necessary.
We thank our students and families for following our “See Something -Say Something” protocol and encourage you to continue to use this tool.
We also remind our students and families of the importance of appropriate use of social media.
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