Fort Bend ISD is investigating 2 separate high school threats

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – Fort Bend ISD is investigating two threats made to two different high school facilities this week.

The district said an alleged social media threat was made against Travis High School on Thursday and campus security has been beefed up in response.

Fort Bend ISD police are also investigating a verbal threat made in a classroom at Elkins High School.

The district said it has identified both students involved and said they face disciplinary action, which may include criminal charges.

“This is a parent’s biggest fear. It’s the world’s biggest fear. No one wants to send their kids to school and worry about them coming home,” Yvonne Hall said. “It’s heartbreaking what happened in Oxford. I’m from Michigan. I’m a resident of Michigan. I was born and raised there. It made it really hard for me to go home.”

Since that deadly shooting in Michigan, schools across the Houston area have been busy. Katy ISD reports a student brought a gun to Cinco Ranch High and Klein ISD said it expelled a student for a social media threat.

“We see the contagion effects of this trauma. It hurts people,” said Dr. John Price, a professional counselor at the Center for the Arts and Sciences in Healing.

Price said an increase in school threats and violence may increase in the wake of the Michigan school shooting.

“There is certainly a relationship between a major trauma happening to a community and seeing more of it. Whether it’s because it happens more or because we have a response to the threat. higher threat,” said Price.

Fort Bend ISD said the two incidents pose no current threat to the safety of students or staff, going on to say, “This is an extremely serious matter with far-reaching consequences. “

But Hall wanted to know exactly what those consequences were.

“I wanted to know if that student was allowed back on campus. You know, they didn’t tell us anything about that,” Hall said.

She said she chose to keep her son home from school for the rest of the term following the district’s ambiguous response to the discipline.

“I don’t understand how a student who can threaten thousands of children has a right to privacy. What about us? What about parents who care about their children? And the kids now worry about it How about studying? Not acceptable”. “

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