Local law enforcement investigating school threats
SAPD: Threats not specific to any particular school
Tuesday, April 22 UPDATE: San Antonio police issued this statement Tuesday morning concerning the threats made toward San Antonio-area schools:
"We are continuing to evaluate the threat with our local and federal law enforcement partners.
"The information gathered leads us to believe the threat is not credible, but due to the serious nature of the threat, we are taking nothing for granted.
"We encourage parents to operate within their own comfort levels, but all indications thus far are that it is completely safe to send your children to school. As information develops, we will continue to update.
"We do continue to encourage the public to call into our tip line at 225-TIPS (8477) and give any information you may have, even if you think it may be insignificant."
Monday, April 21: Local law enforcement officials are investigating recent threats made toward San Antonio-area schools.
According to letters sent home to parents from multiple school districts, the threat was made in the past few days but did not name a particular school.
However, San Antonio police did confirm that the threat alluded to "mass violence being committed on or around" April 24. Police said the threat was made to a campus in the Northside Independent School District.
Local law enforcement officials are working with the FBI on evaluating the threat's validity and determining its source.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to call 210-225-8477.
Below is the full text of the letter sent home to parents on Monday:
"Within the past few days, area agencies became aware of a threat being made toward a San Antonio-area school. The threat was not specific to any particular school, but did allude to mass violence being committed on or around the 24th of April. This morning, law enforcement executives from the area met at San Antonio Police Headquarters to discuss a collaborative and coordinated approach. At this point, San Antonio's Regional Intelligence Center (SARIC) and the FBI are in the process of evaluating the validity of the threat and tracing the source of it. In the interim, security is being heightened by all area agencies. At the meeting, San Antonio Police, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, and the FBI shared their own approaches which were already in process prior to the meeting, and will continue. At the close of the meeting, everyone was in agreement that everything is being done to safeguard our schools, students, and faculty members. This collective response will continue and all information will be shared with all stakeholders. We ask that anyone with tips or information which may help authorities with this situation be directed to 210-225-TIPS (8477)."
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