Students and staff at Stony Point High School will see increased security on campus Monday as a precautionary measure following a reported written threat on a restroom wall.
School officials said a group of students alerted them to the threat that a student planned to bring a gun to school on Feb. 26.
In a letter to patents, Principal Anthony Watson said, "While the threats are very rarely credible, we take every threat extremely seriously in Round Rock ISD."
Watson went on to add that Round Rock Police are assisting in the investigation to determine if the threat is credible and who wrote the message.
Watson said he believes it will be safe for students and staff to attend school Monday but will let parents know if the situation changes.
Read the letter in full below:
Dear Stony Point Community:
I wanted to personally inform you that, thanks to a report from students, we have learned of a threat written on a restroom wall at Stony Point High School. The threat refers to a student bringing a gun to school on Monday, February 26.
Unfortunately, these types of threats are not uncommon in high schools across Texas and have occurred in at least one other Round Rock ISD high school this school year. While the threats are very rarely credible, we take every threat extremely seriously in Round Rock ISD. We have contacted the Round Rock Police Department and are assisting in their investigation to determine the credibility of this threat. At this point, we believe it is safe for students to come to school on Monday and will have increased security in an abundance of caution. Should circumstances change, we will inform parents and students as soon as possible.
In an effort to be completely transparent and keep parents and guardians fully informed, I wanted to provide these details and assure you that every precaution is in place to protect our students and staff and we are continuing to investigate to determine who wrote the message. We will not tolerate any incident that threatens the security of our students and interrupts the educational process.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at 512-428-7011. Thank you for your understanding and support.