ELGIN, Texas -- All is clear at Elgin High School after a "shelter in place" warning put the school on lock down.
The call came in around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. Someone pretending to sound like a student made an anonymous threat, saying something bad would happen at noon.
The Travis County Sheriff's Office SWAT team checked out the school as a precaution.
"At times, our primary concern and focus was the safety and security of our students, faculty and community," Duron said in the statement. "The collaboration today with our law enforcement and our school and district officials is an excellent example of how our emergency systems work."
KVUE received the following statement from Elgin ISD Superintendent Dr. Jodi Duron Wednesday afternoon regarding the situation:
This morning Elgin High School administrators were notified by the Elgin Police Department of a tip received regarding the threat of a potential shooting to occur on campus. Based on the nature of the information received, the administration immediately executed the District's emergency plan and placed the campus on "Shelter in Place." "Shelter in Place" means that students remain in classrooms, doors remain locked, and instruction continues. Law enforcement from Travis and Bastrop counties assisted our Elgin police department and administration with the investigation. At all times, our primary concern and focus was the safety and security of our students, faculty, and community. The collaboration today with our law enforcement and our school and district officials is an excellent example of how our emergency systems work.
The campus resumed its regular schedule at 12:45 p.m.
The caller can face charges of making a terroristic threat, a third degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison.