HISD receives threat of violence targeting schools, school will be in session

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HOUSTON -- The Houston Independent School District is alerting parents and students, this morning, after receiving a threat of violence.

HISD says the threat was made in an email Wednesday night. The district says the threat was similar to those received by other districts across the nation, this week. It does not believe the threat is credible and school will go on as scheduled Thursday.

The district is actively sweeping its campuses randomly, looking for anything suspicious. Parents and students are also asked to stay vigilant and report in suspicious activity.

Here's an alert posted on HISD's website:

"The Houston Independent School District late Wednesday received a threat of violence similar to those received this week by school districts across the nation including Los Angeles, New York and Miami.

At this time, we do not believe the threat is credible, but as a precautionary measure law enforcement officers are in the process of conducting random sweeps of school district buildings to ensure student safety. Surrounding law enforcement agencies also have been notified and additional officers will be on patrol Thursday morning. 

HISD asks parents and students to be vigilant Thursday morning, and report any suspicious activity to police. 

School will continue Thursday as scheduled. Should that change, we will notify you."