New Braunfels High School placed on lockdown for three hours following online threat

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — New Braunfels High School was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a threat was made about a possible firearm on campus.

According to the school district, the threat was made via a student tip line at around 3 P.M.

For the next three hours, nobody was allowed to leave or enter the building while a large law enforcement presence investigated the threat.

In the meantime, students were evacuated, classroom by classroom to the football stadium, where they waited to be released.

At around 6 P.M., the threat was deemed “not credible” and the lockdown was lifted.

No injuries were reported.

Now police have to find out who made the threat.

New Braunfels P.D. released the following statement on social media:

“To be clear: there have been no injuries, no arrests, and the steps taken at the school were part of police and fire protocols when dealing with a possible credible threat in order to keep students and staff safe. We understand the obvious concern by parents and the community at large and your patience has been appreciated.”

Following the lockdown, the district announced that counselors will be at New Braunfels High School Friday for students who need them.

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