A TEXAS school district canceled classes for the rest of the week over credible threats of violence.
The Donna Independent School District will close all of its schools after police reportedly found an AK-47 and a list of targeted students at a suspect’s home.
“We have received a credible threat of violence, which is being investigated,” the district said in a statement Thursday.
“In light of recent events, and with great caution, we will be canceling classes across the school district and staff will be working from home. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority.”
A source told My RGV News that after the threat was reported to police, they found an AK-47 rifle and a list of targeted students in one of the suspect’s homes.
Classes are scheduled to resume after Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 31.
Donna District is located in Southeast Texas near the US-Mexico border.
The announcement comes just days after an 18-year-old gunman stormed Robb Primary School in Uvalde, killing 19 students and two teachers.
The incident came just minutes after Ramos allegedly sent messages to a 15-year-old girl in Germany whom he befriended on a live streaming platform, informing her of his plans.
The tragedy has fueled fears of copycat shooters in other schools.
A student was arrested Wednesday after he was reportedly seen approaching Berkner High School with an alleged gun.
Richardson, Texas police responded to the scene. A student at Berkner High School has been identified as the suspect.
Though he was not carrying a rifle, police found an AK-47-style handgun and an AR-15-style “replica” in his car, according to local ABC News affiliate WFAA.
LOCKDOWN IN REDDING, CALIFORNIA
Enterprise High School in Redding, Calif., was placed under lockdown at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning following reports of a possible student with a handgun on the premises.
The Redding Police Department put the school on hold before arresting the student.
The situation was resolved by 10:30 a.m. No shots were fired and no students were injured.
Manhunt for Maryland man
A Maryland man reportedly threatened violence against an elementary school and a local business on May 23.
A manhunt for Earl Benjamin Washington Jr. was underway after the threats surfaced.
Washington reportedly called Gale Bailey Elementary School and an area business that made the threats Monday.
“The calls at the specific locations are to people he knows and are believed to be domestic,” the Charles County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Officials had asked for the public’s help in locating Washington after an arrest warrant was issued for him.
Police announced Wednesday that Washington was arrested in St. Mary’s County.
The sheriff’s office said more officers will be at Gale-Bailey Elementary this week “as a precaution.”
Second grader brings loaded gun to school
Police said a second grader at Edward Kemble Elementary in Sacramento brought a gun and a loaded magazine to school on May 24.
Other students alerted staff to the gun, officials said.
Police “secured the gun and began an investigation,” the Sacramento City Unified School District said in a statement.
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