Lehman High School threat spurs more police on campus

ReportIt

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — There will be more police on campus Monday at Lehman High School — and it’s even forcing some parents to keep their students home — after a threatening note was written on a bathroom wall. In the message, someone threatened to bring a gun to school on Monday, Principal Michell Chae said in an email to parents. Access to the school will be limited and administrators and staff will be watching over students as they enter the building, checking backpacks, purses and other bags.

“We know this will be a small inconvenience, but we believe it is needed for the protection of our students and staff, and to make sure everyone feels safe,” said Chae.

Authorities are still looking into who made the threat.

Letter to parents

Dear Lobo Parents,

Today, we discovered a threat against our school written on a bathroom wall. Specifically, the threat involves bringing a gun to school on Monday. Each threat is different, as is our response. Our plan of action in response to a threat is based on the
type of threat, what it contains, and some other factors. I want you to know that when we have threat, the safety of our Lobo family – your children and our students – always comes first.

On Monday morning, additional law enforcement officials will be present on campus. When we open our doors at 8:00 a.m., we will have controlled and limited entry-points to the building. School administrators and staff will be monitoring students entering
the building and visually scanning backpacks, purses and other bags. We know this will be a small inconvenience, but we believe it is needed for the protection of our students and staff, and to make sure everyone feels safe.

In addition to our safety response, law enforcement will continue their investigation into who made the threat. We have confidence the person will be identified and prosecuted as necessary.

I know this type of unwanted disruption is frustrating and upsetting for you and your children. It’s equally frustrating to us as employees and educators. Thank you for your understanding and your continued support of Lehman High School.

Sincerely,

Michelle Chae
Principal

 

KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s