UISD investigates false threat at Alexander High School

Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 10:06 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2023 at 10:11 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - UISD is investigating a threat that was made to one of its high schools.

On Sunday, Sept. 17, the district received information about a possible threat at Alexander High School; however, the UISD Police Department conducted a threat assessment at the student’s home and it was determined that the threat was not credible.

Although the threat was false, the district informed parents and students and enhanced security and police presence.

The district said it takes the wellbeing of its students and staff very seriously and is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of its schools.

Below is the statement that was sent to parents:

On Sunday, September 17, 2023, a report was received of a possible threat at John B. Alexander High School. The UISD Police Department conducted a Threat Assessment at the student’s residence and it was determined that there was No Credible Threat. Although no credibility to this threat has been found, we wanted to make you aware of the situation. As a precaution, there are extra police on duty at the campus and backpacks were checked.

United ISD takes the wellbeing of our students and staff very seriously, and is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of everyone at our schools. The UISD Police Department and John B. Alexander Administration will continue to investigate this matter and monitor the situation. Making a threat on a public school can have serious legal and financial consequences for the perpetrator. Appropriate legal action will be taken as warranted.

We are asking all parents to talk to your children about safety. If you see or hear any possible threats, please report them immediately to District authorities or police. Also talk to your students about the consequences of school pranks. These pranks cause a major disruption to our school day, cause undue anxiety to our students and parents, and make the school administrators move resources around. If a student is caught making a prank call, post, or email, we will pursue that action to the fullest extent of the law. Please help your student understand the seriousness and consequences of these actions.

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