Dec. 16, 2015 — The Houston Independent School District late Wednesday received a threat of violence similar to those received this week by school districts across the nation, including Los Angeles, New York and Miami.
At this time, we do not believe the threat is credible, but as a precautionary measure, law enforcement officers are in the process of conducting random sweeps of school district buildings to ensure student safety. Surrounding law enforcement agencies also have been notified and additional officers will be on patrol Thursday morning.
HISD asks parents and students to be vigilant Thursday morning and report any suspicious activity to police.
School will continue Thursday as scheduled. Should that change, we will notify you.
*10 a.m. update*
HISD Chief of Police will hold media briefing to address security measures in response to threat @10:30 a.m. today.
*10:30 a.m. update*
School is in session today, and no issues have been reported. Teaching and learning are continuing as usual. Though the threat is not believed to be credible, HISD is taking every precaution possible to ensure safety.