Law enforcement officials in the Somerset area on Tuesday were looking for a man who they said assaulted his significant other then threatened her and Somerset ISD with a terroristic threat.
They say the man got into a fight with his partner Tuesday in Atascosa County, then grabbed his rifle and said he was going to pick up his kids at Somerset Elementary.
The man is reported to have said "Nobody better stop him," investigators said.
That prompted Somerset Elementary School and the Early Childhood Elementary School to go on lock down for 45 minutes.
Fortunately, the man -- who has not been publicly identified -- never showed up at the school. Nonetheless, authorities made sure all the children and staff were safe.
Deputies closed off roads and monitored anyone coming in and out of the area. More than a thousand students at both schools were affected.
Somerset ISD spokesman Maury Vasquez said they just wanted to make sure everyone was safe.
“(We) set up a perimeter and blanketed the area," he said. "Basically we put on our emergency response plan in place just to make sure all the kids were safe and at no time were our students or staff were in danger. This alleged upset person -- the father -- never showed up at either campus at Somerset."
"I got very scared. (I had) no idea whatsoever what was going on. I was just worried about my kids. It was just very scary," said Veronica Croft, a concerned parent.
The Atascosa Sheriff’s Office said the man he possibly faces charges of assault and making terroristic threats.