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Threatening Message Forces Caldwell HS Lockdown

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

Caldwell High School was placed on lockdown after a self-inflicted threat was discovered on a bathroom wall.

Behind the locked doors of Caldwell High School, rumors polluted the classroom.

"A lot of kids were just saying stupid stuff. I heard someone saw in a bathroom portable that they were going to shoot the whole school up,” said John Addison, a student at Caldwell High School.

"It scares me that in a town like this, someone could have those ideas of shooting up a school,” said Victor Aguilar, another student at Caldwell High School.

A message was found on a bathroom wall, but it didn't have anything to do with a shooting. Caldwell ISD Superintendent Dr.Janet Cummings says the threat was not directed towards the students or faculty.

"The context of the writing was of serious nature. It was something to be concerned about. It was not towards the school body but it was more of a self-infliction,” said Dr. Cummings.

For less than an hour, Caldwell High School was on lock down.

Parents received text messages, phone calls and emails from the school alerting them of the threat.

"There are a lot of pressures on our kids as well as our adults. There are a lot of pressures on educational people and maybe that is just a sign of our times, but you have to take everything seriously,” said Dr. Cummings.

After the lockdown was lifted, students say they didn't feel safe on campus.

"There were a lot of people that left about like 30 minutes after they locked the school down,” said Aguilar.

Some parents and students are thinking twice about going back to school

"I was thinking about just staying home tomorrow,” said Aguilar.

The school district says there's no threat and everyone is safe to return. The school district and Burleson County Sheriff's office are trying to find out who threatened to harm themself.

Caldwell High School is scheduled to be open tomorrow.


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