SWAT situation in Round Rock affects nearby schools

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ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Students planning to walk home from class at three Round Rock ISD schools were kept on campus because of a SWAT situation at a nearby home on Friday, a spokesperson with the school district said.

Police responded to a home in the 3700 block of Haleys Way after receiving a call about a possible hostage situation. Officers searched the home and found no hostages, said Will Hampton with the City of Round Rock. Mental health deputies and medical personnel were brought in to meet with the caller as police continued their investigation, Hampton said.

SWAT officers left the scene around 4 p.m.

Students at Hopewell Middle School, Union Hill Elementary School and Caldwell Heights Elementary School were dismissed at their normal time, unless they planned to walk home, a Round Rock ISD spokesperson said. Those students were kept at school until their parents could come and pick them up.

The spokesperson said no schools were placed on lockdown.

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