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LBJ High School deemed safe after report of 'active attack'; no shots or injuries reported

The school is resuming normal activities.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin first responders have deemed LBJ Early College High School in Central East Austin safe after a reported "active attack incident" Monday afternoon. There were no reports of any shots fired or people hurt. 

At around 2:15 p.m. the campus was cleared and emergency crews started to leave. The campus is resuming normal activities.

Austin ISD later said that police swept the building twice. Police are still investigating the report. 

The Austin Police Department gave an update at around 3:30 p.m.

The APD said that someone called 911 to report an active shooter and said that people were shot, but APD said, "that is not the case."

The person who made the phone call has been identified as APD is continuing to investigate the report.

The incident started at around 1:30 p.m. Here's a breakdown of what happened after that phone call was made:

Austin-Travis County EMS said just after 1:30 p.m. that medics, firefighters and Austin police were responding to the reported incident. 

Credit: Tom Rapp

"30 minutes into this incident with NO witnessed reports of shots being fired or patients," ATCEMS said while the situation was developing. "This continues to be an active [scene] with teams continuing to search & clear the campus."

Austin ISD Police Department Chief Ashley Gonzales said that several police units were responding to a report of a suspicious person and the campus was placed on "secure" as authorities investigated. He said close to 2 p.m. that no shots had been fired on the campus, and officers are confirming that the area is safe.

Credit: Tom Rapp
An "active attack incident" was reported at LBJ High School in Austin on Monday, Sept. 13.


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