Extra police officers will be at Lehman High School in Kyle today after a threatening note was discovered in a bathroom there. Both the school district and the Kyle Police Department say they are taking the threat very seriously. When school starts at 8 a.m. there will be limited entry points to get into the building and extra police officers.
The threatening note was actually written on a wall. It reads "(Expletive) This! I'm so done! All of U make me sick! Monday, I'm shooting up Lehman!"
The threat prompted the Hays Consolidated School District to beef up security. A letter was sent home to parents from Lehman High School Principal Michelle Chae via telephone call and email that read:
Dear Lobo Parents,
Today, we discovered a threat against our school written on a bathroom wall. Specifically, the threat involves bringing a gun to school on Monday. Each threat is different, as is our response. Our plan of action in response to a threat is based on the type of threat, what it contains, and some other factors. I want you to know that when we have threat, the safety of our Lobo family – your children and our students – always comes first.
On Monday morning, additional law enforcement officials will be present on campus. When we open our doors at 8:00 a.m., we will have controlled and limited entry-points to the building. School administrators and staff will be monitoring students entering the building and visually scanning backpacks, purses and other bags. We know this will be a small inconvenience, but we believe it is needed for the protection of our students and staff, and to make sure everyone feels safe.
In addition to our safety response, law enforcement will continue their investigation into who made the threat. We have confidence the person will be identified and prosecuted as necessary.
I know this type of unwanted disruption is frustrating and upsetting for you and your children. It's equally frustrating to us as employees and educators. Thank you for your understanding and your continued support of Lehman High School.