The principal at Weiss Excessive College mentioned Friday that the district police division is investigating the risk and that police presence had been elevated.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — Pflugerville ISD joined a listing of Central Texas college districts which have just lately received social media threats or rumors of violence.
In a letter to oldsters despatched out Friday, Weiss High School Principal Sheila Reed mentioned the Pflugerville ISD Police Division was investigating a social media risk after the varsity was made conscious of the submit.
Whereas police proceed to analyze, the varsity mentioned nothing referring to the risk has been deemed credible at this level within the investigation however that the district has elevated officer presence on campus.
“We and different college districts within the space have seen a current improve in threats made towards campuses on-line through social media,” Reed wrote within the letter. “We all know that your baby’s security is your primary concern. Please know that it’s our primary precedence as properly.”
Reed went on to say that PfISD PD will totally examine any risk made towards any campus and she or he inspired college students, mother and father and employees to report any “destructive exercise” utilizing the net nameless reporting system.
Reed’s report of the risk comes only a day after the district’s Superintendent Douglas Killian despatched out a letter to all center and highschool mother and father alerting them of the current pattern amongst college students making social media threats. Killian mentioned even threats deemed noncredible can nonetheless end in disciplinary motion or legal expenses in some instances.
“I invite you to please focus on your baby’s use of social media with them and monitor what they’re posting, sharing and following,” he wrote. “Please emphasize the significance of reporting any destructive exercise they see referring to their college and/or fellow college students.”
Pflugerville ISD is the newest Central Texas college district to obtain some form of violent risk or rumor in current days. Simply this week Lake Travis ISD alerted mother and father of two separate threats a day aside at two campuses. Each of these instances threatened violence on the colleges on Dec. 9. Consequently, the district elevated police presence at each impacted campuses via the tip of the week.
Austin ISD was additionally among the many districts facing threats, after a photograph was circulated giving the impression that James Bowie Excessive College was being focused for violence. The varsity in the end discovered the risk was not credible.
In that occasion, Robert Brooks, whose son attends the highschool, instructed KVUE that he pulled his son out of lessons Tuesday due to the rumors and was cautious in sending again on Thursday.
“I already inform him, ‘You understand, I like you, have an excellent day at college,’ however now it is like, I do not need to let him get out of the automobile as a result of I do not know what is going on to occur on the college that day,” Brooks instructed KVUE on Thursday.
In these current instances, college districts have mentioned police departments examine the rumors or threats to find out whether or not or not the focused colleges truly face a risk.
Spherical Rock ISD’s Stony Level Excessive College additionally just lately responded to a rumor of a threat inside the previous week, and District Police Chief Jeffrey Yarbrough spoke about investigating the risk and making mother and father conscious on the applicable occasions in order that each mother and father and college students stay protected.
“Once we push out info, we need to be sure we’re pushing out essentially the most correct info within the in essentially the most well timed method. And typically that may be fast. It is determined by the scenario, however typically it could be delayed a bit bit till we are able to get an excellent grasp on what we’re pushing out,” Yarbrough mentioned.