As the anniversary of the Uvalde Elementary School shooting approaches, school district officials in the Texas border area have reported multiple threats of violence. Parents are reportedly rushing to pick up their children from school.
Officials at the San Felipe del Rio Consolidated Independent School District reported receiving threats of violence from law enforcement through text messages and social media posts. Threats were allegedly made against Del Rio, Eaglepath and Uvalde’s schools.
Parents at several Del Rio schools rushed to pick up their children after hearing the news of the threats, according to school district officials. Queues stretched along the roads near schools, and teachers reported class attendance fell from about 30 to just seven.
Eagle Path ISD officials tweeted that they had received threats from law enforcement, saying: “At this time, this is not a credible threat.” School district officials said schools will resume normal schedules and law enforcement will be deployed at each campus.
The EPISD PD and local law enforcement are investigating reports of text messages warning of potential threats at Del Rio Uvalde and Eagle Pass. At this time, this is not a credible threat.
Law enforcement on all campuses
Schools will resume on their normal schedule
— Eagle Pass ISD (@EaglePassISD) May 12, 2023
There is also Officer Emmanuel Zamora of Uvalde County No. 6 Precinct. Posted Warning to Parents from UCISD Interim Superintendent Gary Patterson.
The Uvalde CISD Administration has been made aware of text messages and social media posts that mention potential threats to the community and the Eagle Pass school. UCISD Police are working closely with the Southwest Texas Fusion Center (SWTFC) and DPS to investigate the sources of the circulating text messages and social media posts.
I really regret having to send this notice to parents. But even if it turns out to be a hoax, it’s very important to let parents know. We cannot take anything for granted. Expect social media threats to grow as the year approaches. We are doing our best to keep you informed.
Please know that we do not ignore any threats. In addition, the District will pursue criminal prosecution to the fullest extent if the authors of these messages are found. Law enforcement personnel are taking extra precautions to increase safety awareness for all students and staff and to remain vigilant on and around campus. In addition, we will continue to work closely with state and local law enforcement agencies and will continue to closely monitor social media for warnings, concerns, and threatening posts.
Continued efforts will help ensure a safe school environment for all. It’s one of the ways we can all work together to keep our schools safe.
Bob Price Deputy editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas Border team. He is the original member of the Breitbart He Texas team.Price is a regular panelist at Fox 26 Houston what’s your point? Sunday morning talk show. follow him on twitter @BobPriceBBTX.
Randy Clark He is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he served as Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, directing the operations of nine border patrols within the Del Rio District of Texas. follow him on twitter @Randy ClarkBBTX.