(Update: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m.) — Officers with the San Angelo Police Department issued a statement on Thursday afternoon about the ongoing investigation into threats made against Lake View High School.
According to police, officers were dispatched to Lake View in response to a threat that was made on social media about a possible school shooting at the high school. Officers arrived on campus and established a perimeter both outside and inside the school.
Deputies with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office and State Troopers assisted officers with securing the perimeter around the school as SAPD officers cleared the entire school. During the process of clearing the school, police determined that there was no immediate threat to the campus and school staff were cleared to release students to their parents or guardians.
Police say there were no injuries related to the threat and no shooting occurred at the school. The incident is still under investigation.
(Update: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 12:40 p.m.) — Faculty and staff at Lake View are escorting students, one-by-one, to parents and guardians as a threat published on social media is being investigated by SAISD and SAPD, according to a statement issued by the San Angelo Police Department shortly after 12:20 p.m. on Thursday.
(Update: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 12:30 p.m.) SAN ANGELO, Texas — Concho Valley Homepage staff captured raw video of the increased police presence at Lake View High School after administrators learned that a new threat against the school was posted to social media.
The video shows a line of what appears to be parents and guardians stretching past the sidewalk and into the street in front of the school. Several police vehicles can also be seen parked at the curb.
The San Angelo Police Department also issued a Nixle alert shortly after 12:15 p.m. saying that officers are addressing a possible threat to the school.
The nature of the threat has not yet been made public.
(Original article: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 11:48 a.m.)— Police presence at Lake View High School has been increased on Thursday after administrators learned of a new social media threat made to the school.
According to a post published to the SAISD Facebook page, the school district and Lake View High School were made aware of a threat made to the school on social media. SAISD says district leaders and school administrators began an investigation into the threat with the San Angelo Police department.
According to SAISD, the school is implementing additional safety measures which include an increased police presence on the campus. Parents and guardians can choose to pick up their students and sign them out at the Lake View front office.
SAPD also published a statement on Facebook saying that officers are addressing the threat and are currently on the scene at the school. They ask drivers to avoid the area if possible.
SAISD says the investigation is ongoing and the district will release more information as it becomes known. Concho Valley Homepage will update this story when more information becomes available.
This is a developing story. Stick with Concho Valley Homepage for updates as more information becomes available.