Update: UISD investigating possible threat at local middle school

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Almost half of the student body at Washington Middle School missed class on Friday due to an alleged threat.

Over 600 students did not attend class because of concerns over a threat that went viral last month.

When school officials learned about the message inside the girl’s restroom alleging that something bad was going to happen, they took extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety.

UISD says they did send out notices to parents informing them about the situation and what they were going to do about it.

Despite the notice and the presence of police, the majority of the parents still wanted to keep their kids at home.

The district is still investigating the threat and will take disciplinary action once they find out who wrote it.

The district is encouraging anyone who has any information to come forward.

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UISD officials are taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its students after a threatening letter was discovered at Washington Middle School.

Last month school officials learned about a message inside the girl’s restroom alleging something bad was going to happen on November 10th. A photo of the threat was then posted on social media.

District officials say they have taken the threat very seriously and they are asking all of Washington Middle School students to leave their backpacks at home on that day.

Since discovering the note, the district says it has been working together with both UISD police and LPD to increase the presence of officers on campus.

A spokesperson for the district says it is investigating the threat and will take disciplinary action once they find out who wrote it.