Multiple threats to Plano ISD campus reported to authorities on Monday, police say

Authorities on Monday responded to multiple calls relating to potential threats at the Plano ISD campuses, according to police.

The Plano Police Department was notified of multiple gun-related threats on “several PISD campuses” on Monday. No guns were found on any of the campuses, police said in a news release. In one of the investigations, officers learned that a Bowman Middle School student brought an air gun to school.

Police said the department learned of a social media post alleging that a shooting occurred Tuesday at Clark High School. There will be an increased police presence on campus on Tuesday, according to the release.

Authorities have identified a former high school student who recently moved out of state as a suspect in the incident, police said.

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Detectives have interviewed the former student’s parents and authorities will monitor them “due to possible pending charges,” according to police.

Police said a Hendrick Middle School student took the social media post relating to the high school campus and edited it to read as if the threat was targeting the middle school. The student then sent the edited post to a group of students via text message, according to police. The incident is still under investigation and charges are pending, police said.

Additionally, someone told the Collin County Sheriff’s Office that a Vines High School student who had a gun was making threats, according to police.

The student also shared an altered photo of people evacuating Allen Premium Outlets, where a gunman killed eight people and injured seven others, police said.

The student accused of making threats has been separated from the rest of the student population, according to police. The “validity of the threats cannot be verified,” police said, adding that no charges had been filed.

Plano ISD did not immediately return a request for comment.

Several North Texas school districts have faced threats directed at campuses in recent days.

A 13-year-old girl was taken into custody by authorities Monday following an investigation into threats made at several ISD campuses in Frisco, according to police.

Azle officers responded to a threat at Azle High School on Friday after “an unknown male alleged he was carrying weapons inside the high school.” Investigators found no evidence of a threat, the department said.

Lake Worth ISD announced on its Facebook page that one of its campuses also received a threat on Friday that turned out to be false.

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