Akins ECHS released from 'hold', resumes normal schedule

The hold at Akins Early College High School has been lifted after Austin ISD police said they found no threat.

At 3:28 p.m., Austin ISD tweeted the district police determined there was no threat, and the hold would be lifted, releasing students and staff.

The school will resume its schedule for the rest of the day.

Austin ISD police made additional patrols near the South Austin school after a threatening post was made on social media.

In a letter to families, Principal Michael Herbin says that a student alerted the school late Wednesday night to a threatening post made on social media. The person who made the threat has been identified after an investigation by AISD police.

"Austin ISD takes all such posts very seriously," said Herbin in the letter. "Threats of any kind against our school, students or staff are not tolerated and will be investigated immediately."

Because of the threat and out of an abundance of caution, AISD police will be making additional patrols near campus Thursday.

The letter also encourages families and students to report threatening behavior to AISD police at 512-414-1703.