BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (KWTX) Security was stepped up Tuesday morning at a Bruceville-Eddy High School in response to concerns over a threat that school officials aren’t sure was even made.
“Please be aware that there has been a concern circulating that one of our High School students has made a threat to our High School, specifically on February 6th, 2018,” Superintendent Richard Kilgore said in a phone message sent to parents last Thursday.
“The administration has investigated and interviewed dozens of students, and law enforcement has been involved as well. There is no documentation that a statement was in fact made,” Kilgore said in the message.
Officials didn’t disclose the nature of the purported threat that sparked the concerns.
Bruceville-Eddy police increased their presence Tuesday on the campus as a precaution.
About a third of the high school's students weren't in class Tuesday, the district said, but it's not clear how many stayed home because of concerns about the purported threat.
About 8 percent of the school's students were absent on Monday, the district said.
Candace Ainsworth, the mother of a kindergartner, kept her daughter home.
"I'm surprised that more actually didn't show up," she said.
"As a parent her well-being is everything to me so she can stay home and miss a day, and catch up tomorrow."
Tiffany Young, a mother of two, sent her children to school:
"I was worried but they are in the intermediate school and the intermediate has locks on the doors."
Rachel Ramirez, a mother of three took her three children to work with her instead of sending them to school.
"So I kept mine just so I know they are safe with me."
"You can't run away from this it's everywhere."