HOUSTON (KIAH) — Local authorities have given the all clear and lifted a lock down after responding to a bomb threat at a local area high school in the River Oaks neighborhood.
River Oaks Patrol said that Houston ISD police responded to a bomb threat reported at Lamar high school on Westheimer in River Oaks.
11:11 a.m. UPDATE: HISD officials sent the following out as a public message:
This is an important message for Lamar High School families from HISD Central Division Superintendent Luz Martinez.
The lockdown at Lamar High School has been lifted. Students and staff are safe, and the instructional day continues. As a precaution, HISD Police will maintain a heightened presence at the campus today. The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority.
Lamar went into Lockdown Mode this morning after conflicting reports about safety concerns on campus, including a bomb threat. Police were notified and began investigating immediately. They searched the campus with the K-9 unit and determined it was safe.
Again, the lockdown has now been lifted, the campus is secure, and classes have resumed.
This has been an important message for Lamar High School families from HISD Central Division Superintendent Luz Martinez.
At 10 a.m., the press office released the following statement:
Lamar High School is currently in Lockdown Mode. Police are on the scene investigating a reported incident. HISD has notified families. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We will have another update as soon as possible.HISD Press Office
Updates provided as details come available.