The social media threats caught the attention of many educators as they went viral after the deadly Michigan school shooting followed by more imitation threats against schools elsewhere. .
In the Houston area, these are the schools that asked students to leave backpacks at home on Friday, December 17.
Not just Alief ISD Requires all middle and high school students not to bring their backpacks, but will also release students early Friday, according to the district’s website.
The school district said it will have extra security at the campuses.
Out of an abundance of caution, the district is asking all middle/high school students to leave their backpacks at home by tomorrow, Friday, December 17.
We appreciate your cooperation and would like to encourage you and your child to stay alert and report anything suspicious.
– Alief ISD (@AliefISD) December 17, 2021
Channelview said it was aware of the viral TikTok threat and would not allow backpacking students to go to school on Friday.
“Police and campus staff are currently investigating and have dispatched additional officers to patrol our campus as a precaution. We take these threats very seriously for the safety of our students. students and staff are always our top priority,” the district wrote.
FORT BEND ISD
As a precaution, Fort Bend ISD is asking all middle and high school students to leave their backpacks at home by Friday, December 17.
FBISD shared a message on website, “after a number of social networking sites challenged students across the country to threaten their schools.”
ABC13 has contacted HISD but they have not provided us with any information as of 10 p.m. Thursday.
Lamar CISD implemented a “no backpack” policy for students in grades 6 through 12, according to the company’s website. The district is asking parents to make sure students leave their backpacks at home.
ISD Royal are also encouraging students to leave their backpacks at home. In addition, the district wrote that all backpacks will be searched and there will be an increased security measure across all schools.
“However, no threat has been made to any of our facilities, as a proactive measure, WISD is implementing a NEVER POLICY FOR Friday, December 17 for all students in grades 6 through 12. Any student attending Waller High School, Waller Junior School District will not be allowed to bring backpacks to school tomorrow, December 17, including on WISD school buses,” the district wrote in a statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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https://abc13.com/american-school-shooting-day-fort-bend-isd-district-threat-student-safety/11350138/ School threats across the country prompt Houston-area school districts to ask students to leave their backpacks home on December 17.