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False threat at Hendrickson High School started from discussion on arm muscle 'guns'

A possible threat at a Pflugerville high school was deemed false after a police investigation.

A possible safety threat at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville was deemed false after an investigation determined that a discussion of guns had stemmed from students talking about their arm muscles in gym class.

According to a letter sent out by Principal Daniel Garcia, school officials were notified of a possible threat Wednesday evening made by an HHS student against the campus. Garcia stated that several students in gym class were talking about guns in the context of their arm muscles, but their conversation then turned to the topic of real guns. This conversation was overheard by other students, leading them to believe a possible threat had been made.

"PfISD Police Chief Petherbridge and I worked together yesterday to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our students and staff," Garcia said in the letter. "After a full investigation, authorities did not find a credible threat to the campus and the student had no access to weapons."

Garcia said a new communication program has been in place at the school.

"You can be proud of the way the Hendrickson community responded to the situation, especially in light of yesterday’s tragedy in Florida," he wrote. "We have emphasized a 'See Something, Say Something' communication tool this year. Anonymous Alerts allows for reporting of any negative activity on campus, including fights, bullying, drugs, threats against the school, and more."

Garcia said more information can be found here.

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