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School went on as usual for Anson ISD's students on Monday after an alleged threat was made against the school district on Sunday night. According to Anson ISD, an Anson High School student sent a picture of themselves wearing a Halloween mask while warning another student to avoid coming into school on Monday. view article arw

Students in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District will see an increased police presence on campus Monday. The extra security comes after Cross Timbers Middle School was evacuated last Tuesday due to a bomb threat. Then four schools received threats on Friday. view article arw

In the wake of multiple tragedies, parents, guardians and even teachers are often forced to talk about violence with children. A Central Texas teacher has found a way to do just that - talk about something no one wants to have to talk about. view article arw

Everyone should read - much to learn here - js - Early this morning, Midlothian High School went on lockdown and shortly thereafter, fear and rumors were running wild. For many parents and local residents the news arrived via a post on Facebook:  As many saw this notification, they didn’t have any other information as to the cause of the lockdown, etc. Parents began posting questions, texting their children, and misinformation was unintentionally spread. view article arw

An investigation is underway for an alleged threat posted on social media addressed to the Port Isabel High School campus. According to Point Isabel Independent School District representatives, a social media post began circulating Thursday evening into the early morning hours Friday. view article arw

September has been deemed a suicide prevention month in the State of Texas. House Bill 39-80 requires experts to take a more comprehensive, strategic approach to suicide prevention. State Representative Todd Hunter has joined forces with local educators in Corpus Christi. view article arw

Gabriel Andrade, a 25-year Round Rock resident, enrolled his 4-year-old son in pre-K last month. Andrade, a graduate of Round Rock High School, said he was proud to see his son begin his education in Round Rock ISD, but he was also a bit worried. “When I was a kid, I’d walk home from school,” he said. “Now, the world’s a different place.” view article arw

What once might have seemed science fiction is quickly becoming a reality for Angleton ISD students thanks to a new investment in security by the district. Angleton ISD will be the subject of a case study for Honeywell International’s advanced security system which uses innovative technology for school safety, Police Chief James Gayle said. As only the second school district in the entire nation to have the technology, the study will pave the way for other districts in the country. view article arw

The members of Dallas mayor Eric Johnson’s Safe Communities Task Force are set to meet Monday as a fully-formed team. The group, made up of community leaders from across the city, is searching for solutions to the issues of crime facing Dallas. The task force will hold a closed meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Luke Community United Methodist Church, 5710 E. R. L. Thornton Freeway in Dallas. view article arw

When officials at a Catholic high school in South Carolina learned that a 16-year-old student made videos of himself firing a gun and using racial slurs, they alerted police, but not parents. After the videos made it into the news over the summer, the backlash came quickly. Outraged parents complained they were left in the dark about the teen's threat to shoot people at Cardinal Newman School while their children were at risk. The principal took more than two weeks to send letters to parents about the videos and later apologized for not sharing information sooner. view article arw

A swastika symbol and the word pig were scribbled across the front door of a Splendora ISD officer's home Saturday night.  Officer Sean Allison came outside Sunday morning to find his front door vandalized. He called his chief immediately. view article arw

Program: CBS 11 News Mid-dayCategories: News, Local News, KTVTTV, Top Story The Grapevine Colleyville school district took to Twitter Friday afternoon to announce four schools have been placed on "precautionary lockouts" after receiving threatening phone calls. view article arw

Moorehead Junior High student Gage Castleberry is going to miss his first football game this season because he's on the mend after he and two of his friends were hit by a car Friday morning outside the school. "We were running and we hit this black blur," says Gage, who doesn't remember much of what happened. view article arw

A mother with the Round Rock Independent School District is calling on the school board and law enforcement to implement more School Resource Officers in the district in the wake of a school shooting threat made against Pearson Ranch Middle School. "You send your kids to school thinking they're going to be safe every day, and the people that are there are going to protect them, but there's not 100 percent assurance of that anymore,” said Sheila Kieser. view article arw

Republican Congressman Roger Williams of Austin made a stop at the new Bee Cave Middle School in the Lake Travis Independent School District on Wednesday to discuss details of his 'School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2019.'  The bill, which Williams says was initially crafted following the shootings in both Parkland, Florida and Santa Fe, Texas, would create a federal grant program which would funnel billions of dollars into public schools across the nation. view article arw

Texas is working toward preventing suicide among young adults and veterans in the state, highlighting the resources available to people at risk of suicide and offering support for loved ones who can help. As September kicks off National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Texas health officials urge people to know the warning signs of suicide and learn more about Texas prevention resources. view article arw

As students settle in their classrooms for the new school year, it is imperative parents make sure their children are up to date on their immunizations. The Texas Department of State Health requires all students to be immunized unless they receive a special exemption. If this is not done, students will not be allowed to attend school. view article arw

Somerville ISD has shut down its band hall indefinitely until a mold issue is resolved. Band Director Carl Idlebird says he and his secretary found mold in the band room, covering some of the cases and uniforms. They alerted the district, and they have begun cleaning the area out. view article arw

Hundreds gathered to honor first responders on Thursday, including one man who came face to face with the Santa Fe High School shooter. The event, called 'A Salute to the Real American Heroes', was hosted by Lamar Institute of Technology at a Beaumont church to honor Southeast Texas first responders, especially three courageous men who there when a crazed gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School.  view article arw

Police confiscated a gun from a student Thursday at a Mansfield ISD school for fifth and sixth graders Administrators at Mary Orr Intermediate School say another student reported that a child had the gun on campus. Mansfield ISD police responded and found the student with an unloaded handgun. The student told investigators he brought it to school to show a friend. view article arw

Fort Worth Police now say a student from Hillwood Middle School in Keller ISD, made up a story about a man trying to abduct her on Wednesday afternoon. The child told police she was waiting for her mother to pick her up around 4:15 p.m. when a man in a grey vehicle pulled up next to her, got out and tried “to push her into his vehicle.” view article arw

The Nacogdoches ISD Police Department has been a mainstay on district campuses, and on Sept. 23, it will celebrate 25 years of operation. “It is very special because we are one of the long-standing ISD police departments,” said NISD Chief of Police Sandra Murray. “We started before most other ISD’s in this area, so to continue to maintain for 25 years, that’s an awesome event.” view article arw

Ector County ISD Superintendent Scott Muri's response to the Odessa shooting is a study in leadership during a crisis. How I first found out about it as my police chief called and said that the officers of our school district had been asked to participate in what was turning into a mass casualty incident. And so the first scenario for us as a system was to deal with stopping the violence and being a part of that.  And so what is our response? First safety check. Are staff members okay? Are families okay? Are students okay? And then we started to find out that we had in the school district a student, family members that were involved. Everything from the death of a student to the death of one of our staff member's brothers, to kids that lost a parent to kids and staff members that were in these incidents. - Read More Dallas Morning News read more arw

WHEREAS, on August 3, 2019, a gunman killed twenty-two people in El Paso and injured dozens more in a despicable act of domestic terrorism; and WHEREAS, the mother of the El Paso gunman had previously expressed concern to police about her son and the weapon with which he would later commit his cowardly attack; and  WHEREAS, on August 31, 2019, another gunman heinously killed seven people in Odessa and injured dozens more; and view article arw

In the wake of a school shooting, the debate inevitably turns to arming teachers and school employees as a first line of defense against an armed intruder. Many argue that educators don't have the training to be put into a position of making a potential life-or-death decision involving students. view article arw

The Somerville school district is addressing an issue with mold inside of its band hall. The following message was posted on the school districts Facebook page on Wednesday evening: view article arw

Before fanning out to Ector County ISD’s 43 campuses the first day of school following the Aug. 31 mass shooting, officials put together a plan and called on outside resources to figure out what to do. Because it was Labor Day weekend, some people were out of town. “We had a Skype meeting with all of our central office staff, our cabinet, and the executive directors of the different campuses. view article arw

Sam’s Law is a new law in Texas requiring public school employees to be trained in seizure recognition and response. It was started in East Texas and now it’s getting the attention of other states, which is what those who started it hoped for. Paul St. Pierre,12, was diagnosed with epilepsy in February and his mother started looking for information on the condition. view article arw

Two local school districts are alerting parents about a stomach virus going around area school campuses. The Franklin Independent School District and Caldwell Independent School District both posted a message on Facebook recently asking parents to keep their kids home from school if they are showing symptoms of a stomach virus after multiple kids had to be sent home. view article arw

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman sentenced Olin Dee Cubit Jr., 25, to 15 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a minor. His sentence will be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Cubit pleaded guilty on April 2 to one count of sex trafficking a minor and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor for producing videos of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. His guilty plea means that he admits he and his co-defendant, 23-year-old Kaylan Nichole Hill of Austin, caused a minor to engage in repeated sexually explicit activity for his own financial gain between Jan. 15 and Feb. 15 of 2018. view article arw

High school students, a science teacher and his daughter, an adventurous marine biologist and a family of five celebrating a birthday are among the victims of a fire that tore through a scuba diving boat off Southern California's coast, trapping dozens of sleeping people below deck. Authorities said Wednesday that the bodies of 33 of the 34 presumed dead had been recovered. view article arw

On Saturday afternoon, two state troopers pulled over a man in Midland, Texas, for apparently failing to use his turn signal. The driver grabbed his rifle and began shooting at the patrolmen, officials said, wounding one of them. From there, the man went on what the New York Times described as a “drive-by mass shooting,” driving through Midland and neighboring Odessa, firing at people in their cars, on the streets, and outside  By the end, the man had killed seven people and injured more than 20. The mass shooting happened exactly four weeks after the massacre in El Paso and one day before a series of new gun laws went into effect that relax restrictions on when and where gun owners can carry firearms. The state has been home to four of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in the country. view article arw

Huntsville ISD is hoping parents will get involved when it comes to potential threats of violence against individuals or the school district. School officials sent home a letter to parents Wednesday morning after the arrest of another student for an off-campus incident.  In that case, the student admitted to making a threat towards another Huntsville student on social media, the letter stated.  A parent let the principal know and the threat was deemed credible so the police were called. view article arw

Defense attorneys in Florida's high school massacre case want a judge to remove the current prosecutors because they won't reconsider seeking the death penalty for the defendant. Attorneys for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz say in a court motion that Broward State Attorney Michael Satz has informed them he will consider no evidence, known as mitigation, that would argue against capital punishment. view article arw

Far more than the final score will be on the line as two grief-stricken cities shaken by mass shootings weeks apart turn to the proud Texas tradition of high school football as part of the healing process. Perhaps no team symbolizes this rite of fall in the state more than the Permian High School Panthers, which are hosting the game Thursday night in Odessa against the Franklin High School Cougars from El Paso. The Panthers’ 1988 team was immortalized in H.G. Bissinger’s book “Friday Night Lights,” which inspired a movie and television show by the same name. view article arw