BANDERA – Two students are facing the consequences after allegedly making threats at Bandera High School, according to officials.
It was announced by Bandera ISD on Monday evening that they had received a report from community members that there was a safety threat to BHS.
Upon an investigation by the Bandera County Sheriff’s Department and close communication between school officials and law enforcement, it was determined that there was not a credible concern for student safety, said BISD.
A letter to parents stated, “When a treat is reported, BISD immediately notifies law enforcement to investigate, and when appropriate, initiates disciplinary action. We rely on every member of our school community to be aware of what’s going on around them, to look out for one another, and to report anything that seems suspicious or concerning.”
The initial letter to parents from the Bandera Independent School District can be seen below.
Later, on Tuesday afternoon, an update by BISD reported read, ” This afternoon, I am able to report that there were two students who were involved in making threats in the form of social media posts online. One seems to have been a ‘copy cat’ post and unrelated to the original.”
Details regarding the identity of the students and the disciplinary action taken on them were not released, however, the school assures the community that for an extended period of time, the students will not be on the BHS campus.
The Bandera County Sheriff’s Department is expected to maintain police presence at the school throughout the week.
The updated letter from the Bandera Independent School District can be read in it’s entirety below.