HOUSTON — Students and teachers can expect an increased police presence this week at Eisenhower High School after several unsubstantiated social media threats were made against the school, according to Aldine ISD.
Shortly after the threats were reported, a parking lot full of what appeared to be parents were lining up to pick up their students. There was also a line of police cars in the street.
Audio from emergency dispatchers said at least 10 students were shot, but when officers arrived, no victims or suspects were found. Now, Houston Police are promising to find out who made the initial hoax call.
Several other schools across Texas also saw active shooter threats reported. Waco High School was placed on lockdown due to a 911 caller who reported a shooting inside the school, but police determined it wasn't credible once they arrived.
Thorndale ISD in Williamson County canceled classes for Wednesday as a threat on Snapchat was made against the district. Eanes ISD in Travis County also reported a "vague threat" against an elementary school on Tuesday.
Aldine ISD released the following statement on the threats:
Aldine ISD is aware that Eisenhower High School was the subject of several social media threats on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The Aldine ISD Police Department is currently conducting an investigation and at this time, the threats appear to be unsubstantiated. As a precaution, additional Aldine ISD Police Officers are at Eisenhower High School and will remain there for the remainder of the week.
We take all threats seriously as the safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority in Aldine ISD. We encourage all of our students, staff and parents to report any suspicious activity they see or hear. As a reminder, making a threat - even as a joke - is a crime and there are serious consequences.
The individual(s) responsible for these threats will face appropriate disciplinary action.