LOCKHART, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Lockhart High School was placed on lockdown Friday afternoon after the school received a snapshot of a potential threat posted on social media. The lockdown has since been lifted.
Lockhart ISD says the post that caused the lockdown was determined to be a stock image from the internet and that the threat was not credible.
In addition to the lockdown, Clear Fork Elementary and Navarro Elementary schools were on a lockout due to their proximity to Lockhart High. The lockouts have since been lifted.
In a letter to parents, LISD says police will remain at the school the rest of the day.
Below is the full letter:
Dear LISD Parents,
Law enforcement determined that the social media post that triggered the lockdown was confirmed to be a stock photo from the internet and not a photo taken by a student. In addition, further investigation into the matter by high school administration and Lockhart Police Department has confirmed this was not a credible threat.
For this reason, Lockhart High School has been advised by law enforcement to lift the lockdown as well as the lockouts at neighboring Clear Fork and Navarro Elementary Schools. Normal operations have resumed.
LISD wishes to thank the parent who brought this concern forward for investigation. We want to thank the Lockhart High School staff, Clear Fork Elementary staff, Navarro Elementary staff, and Lockhart Police Department for their swift action and following our Standard Response Protocol.
Police remain onsite the rest of the day at Lockhart High School to provide students and staff assurance of their safety.
Executive Director of Communications & Community Services