Statement regarding threats toward Lamar HS posted on Twitter

Update (6:05 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2014): HISD police announced Thursday afternoon that the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has accepted charges against a 16-year-old Lamar student accused of making terroristic threats related to social media posts on Twitter late Wednesday. The student is fully cooperating with authorities.

Update (3:45 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2014): Lamar HS administrators are continuing to work closely with HISD Police, HPD and the FBI as they investigate threats made against Lamar via social media late Wednesday.

Please know that all students were safe today. Classes were in session and the school day proceeded as normal. Classes will be in session tomorrow, as well. Additional officers will remain on campus to ensure students feel safe.

We appreciate your concern, as well as your continued patience and support. We will provide you with more information, as it becomes available.

Update (2 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2014): Thanks to everyone for their patience and concern about this issue. HISD Police continue to work with authorities – including the FBI – to assess the social media threats made against Lamar H.S. yesterday evening. School was definitely in session today and will be tomorrow. Additional patrols will remain on campus to ensure students and staff feel safe.

Statement (released 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2014): Lamar’s administration, HISD police, and HPD are aware that threats were made via social media late yesterday.

We take these threats very seriously and have been working closely with the authorities to identify where these threats are coming from.

Both HISD police and HPD will have a strong presence on the Lamar HS campus today to ensure students feel safe. As we know more, we will provide updates.