LEANDER (KXAN) – In a letter to parents, Leander ISD addressed an ongoing rumor on social media causing significant disruption to classes on Friday.
The district said rumors of threats of violence at a LISD campus on Friday caused disruptions at several schools and different variations of the rumor spread. There is no threat to any campus, LISD said in a statement.
The social media post is being investigated by Leander police.
“In times like these, we need to remember the importance of using social media responsibly. The district says rumors can cause undue panic and disrupt a friendly and productive learning environment.
Rumors follow in the footsteps of 30 November Oxford High School Shoots in Michigan. Ethan Crumbley, 15, is accused of shooting dead four classmates and injuring seven others.
According to officials, Crumbley was involved in conduct prior to the shooting.
Crumbley faces a number of charges, including murder, attempted murder and terrorism. Crumbley’s parents, Jennifer and James Crumbley, were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
“The safety, security and well-being of our children are at the heart of everything we do,” LISD said. “Given the tragic and terrifying cases of gun violence across the country, we know this is a time of concern for parents and educators alike.”
Students absent from school due to safety concerns will be excused, the district said.
Read the entire letter from LISD on their website.
https://www.kxan.com/news/education/leander-police-investigating-social-media-rumor-that-disrupted-classes-friday-district-says/ Leander police are investigating a social media rumor that disrupted classes Friday, the county said