Parents besiege Texas high school after false shooting call

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Alarmed dad and mom laid siege to a Texas high school Tuesday after a classroom shooting report that finally proved to be false.

The siege at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio started about 1 pm Tuesday after police obtained a call of a potential shooting in progress on the school, in accordance with a police assertion.

The school was positioned on lockdown as police entered and started clearing the campus however discovered no proof of an energetic risk or shooting.

A household shares a tearful reunion following a chaotic scene outdoors of Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, after the school went into lockdown, September 20, 2022. (AP)

“Our division and San Antonio Police Department established there was no shooting, however then we needed to do a methodical search room by room with our strike groups,” stated Chief Johnny Reyes of the San Antonio Independent School District police.

“We went to the place the place they stated the shooting had occurred and we have been in a position to rapidly set up that no shooting had occurred.” Instead, some college students have been discovered to have had an altercation, however they denied having or displaying a weapon at any level, Reyes stated.

But frightened college students already had made alarming phone calls to their dad and mom, who descended en masse on the school the place 29 school district officers and 58 metropolis law enforcement officials have been readily available.

A person is handcuffed as chaos ensues outdoors Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, after the school went into lockdown, September 20, 2022. (AP)

One man shoved his fist by means of a window in an effort to achieve entry to the school, lacerating his arm. Police utilized a tourniquet to that arm. Others have been handcuffed and detained after bodily combating officers, however there have been no fast stories of arrests.

The scare was the latest in a wave of such incidents for the reason that May 24 mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school that killed 19 youngsters and two academics. An analogous panic occurred at Heights High School in Houston on September 13 after the school obtained a risk. Threats final week additionally prompted school shutdowns at districts close to Austin and Houston and in California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arkansas, Oregon, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma.

San Antonio district Superintendent Jaime Aquino stated the district wanted to search out higher methods to speak with dad and mom in actual time. “I’m assuming that if we had not had Uvalde, maybe we might not have the response of the dad and mom. So we simply have to know that,” he stated.

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