Bomb threat locks down school

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 11:31am

Another scare at a valley high school this morning when a bomb threat was reported at McAllen Memorial high school.

This morning, a student at McAllen Memorial received a text message disclosing information about a possible bomb threat. Campus security was notified, at which point the school took immediate action.

"We put a shelter in place for the students and then eventually evacuated as we did two sweeps of the school, and we determined it was a hoax, and so we were able to bring the kids back in and resume school as normal."

The text is believed to have been sent using an app that disguises the sender's information, so no one is in custody at this time as police continue to investigate the matter.

With things developing so quickly, the school district did not release much information to parents. They did request them not to pick their children up from school, but that didn't stop a few dozen from showing up Anyways out of concern. Many parents also voiced their displeasure at being kept in the dark during this situation.

A letter was eventually sent out by the principal at the end of the day to inform parents what happened.

The school district says that the perpetrator of the hoax could possibly face criminal charges.

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