UISD investigates post about potential threat, determines it was false

Published: May. 5, 2023 at 3:26 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - UISD investigates rumors of possible threats at two of its high schools.

The first incident was reported on Thursday, parents from United High School received an e-mail saying the district was investigating a social media post.

The post stated that a possible shooting would occur at a school, but it did not indicate the name of a school, district or even city.

The post alarmed parents from United High School who then notified the district.

During their investigation, the district found out the picture came from an IP address out of Houston but they were not the only district who received that picture.

“What was interesting is that the Texas Rangers had mentioned to the chief that the same exact information, the same threat per say was always happening in Houston and Hebbronville. So it wasn’t just Laredo that was impacted,” said Mike Garza with UISD. “They were schools in Houston and in Hebbronville that were dealing with the same message but people putting their own spin on it without putting any facts or any type of information that was credible.”

Also, the district investigated another report about an alleged threat at Alexander High School after the student overheard a conversation about another student making an alleged threat.

The district said they reached out to that student and determined the conversation was not relating to a threat.

As a precaution, there were extra police on duty at the campus.

The investigation continues in this case.

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