Fredericksburg High School evacuated after threat

Fredericksburg High School classes canceled on May 16, 2017 after a threat (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
Fredericksburg High School classes canceled on May 16, 2017 after a threat (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (KXAN) — Bomb-sniffing dogs are going through Fredericksburg High School to make sure there are no devices in the school after a threat was made Tuesday morning.

The Fredericksburg Police Department said at 10:41 a.m., a student at the school received a text message from an unknown person stating that a device was in the school. The school district evacuated everyone from the high school and the nearby Primary School was placed on lockdown.

The high school students were bused to the Gillespie County fairgrounds where parents were able to pick them up since classes were canceled for the rest of the day.

When police and fire crews conducted an initial search of the school, no devices were found. But, the San Antonio Police Department was called in to assist with their K9’s, where they also determined there was no device. The all clear was given at 2:30 p.m.

The investigation into who made the threat is currently underway.

 

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