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SAPD: Email threat to area schools not legitimate

Some parents still not willing to take chances

Madison High School was the latest target of an email threat. San Antonio police said the sender is someone who has targeted San Antonio hotels, the airport, and even the police chief and his family.
Madison High School was the latest target of an email threat. San Antonio police said the sender is someone who has targeted San Antonio hotels, the airport, and even the police chief and his family.

Madison High School was the latest target of an email threat.

San Antonio police said the sender is someone who has targeted San Antonio hotels, the airport, and even the police chief and his family.

The previous threats were all hoaxes.

The sender is believed to live out of state and like the previous threats, police don't believe the person is capable of carrying out the claims.

Still, parents like Eugene Trejo aren't willing to take any chances.

"It's not good when someone tries to play God, you know, and try to take people's lives and stuff, it's not right," said Trejo.

"You can never be too careful, especially when it comes to kids. It's so sad now to see the things going on," said Lauren Singletary.

SAPD released a statement just before 7 p.m. Thursday. A spokesperson for Northeast ISD, Aubrey Mika Chancellor, said they're glad SAPD was able to give parents more information about the situation.

"We will continue with our added police presence over at Madison High School, we will continue with some other increased security measures and we're still going to be only allowing clear or mesh backpacks," said Chancellor.

There are about 3,200 students at Madison High School. A new school policy requires students to carry a clear or mesh backpacks for their books. No word yet on how long that policy change will last.

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