Report: Shooting threats investigated at Austin church, Manor High School

AUSTIN - Two people have been charged in Central Texas after unrelated shooting threats at Manor High School and a South Austin Church, according to a report from our news partners at the Austin American-Statesman.

The reports state in the first incident on Friday, a 17-year-old male made threats of a shooting at Manor High School and that police reviewed alarming Snapchat video and found evidence in the teen's room -- including a map with markings indicating shooting positions, location of explosives and location of an attack vehicle.

The teen was charged with exhibition of a firearm and ordered to stay at least 200 feet from the school, the Statesman reported.

Manor ISD released the following statement:

Following recent events in our state and Las Vegas, we wanted to remind families that we are taking proactive steps to ensure student safety and that we have a zero tolerance approach regarding threats to students or the presence of firearms on campus. 

Student safety is and always will be our number one priority. Furthermore, we want to remind parents that school is a safe place to be, as we employee school resource officers to patrol our campuses and staff members are trained on lockdown drills and other measures geared toward student safety in an emergency.

Manor ISD administrators had recently learned of an incident that required immediate action, and the incident was addressed in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Following this incident, we wanted to send this message to remind families about our proactive approach to school safety and security.

If you have questions about school safety, please reach out to your campus principal, or email communication@manorisd.net.

Manor ISD spokesman Scott Thomas told KVUE a gun was never brought to the campus.

In the second incident, the report states a woman identified as Lindsey Holeman, 27, entered the learning center attached to Bannockburn Baptist Church in South Austin on Friday with a child and stated she had a gun in her car. 

The Statesman reported a witness exited the building with his daughter, got in his car and noticed the woman raise her arms toward him like she was holding a rifle or shotgun at him and his daughter, after which he took off and contacted the police.

The report states that the woman, in an interview with police, admitted to bringing a pink Remington 870 pump-action shotgun to the church but said she displayed it to protect other people.

Holeman was ordered to stay at least 200 feet from the church and charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the Statesman reported.

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