All-clear given after Texas high school locked down following threat

Midlothian High School was locked down just after 9 a.m. Friday after the school received a tip about a possible threat, the district said. (Midlothian ISD photo/file)
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MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (KWTX) Officials gave the all-clear Friday afternoon following a daylong lockdown at Midlothian High School following a threat.

“After a thorough investigation, the Midlothian Police Department has given MHS the all-clear and the lockdown has been lifted,” the Midlothian ISD said in an updated Facebook post just before 2:40 p.m. Friday.

The campus was locked down just after 9 a.m. Friday after the school received a tip about a possible threat, the district said.

“Out of an abundance of caution the campus is currently on lock-down as the situation is being investigated. All students are safe,” the district said as officials asked parents not to come to the school.

By 12:30 p.m. Friday, Midlothian police had confirmed there was “no substantiated threat,” but officers continued a classroom-to-classroom sweep of the school.

“This step is part of our district's proactive and thorough threat assessment protocols,” officials said.

The school dismissed students at normal times and Friday evening’s football and volleyball games will be played as scheduled.