Threats Under Investigation at Two School Campuses

FORT BEND ISD (Covering Fort Bend News) – The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two threats at local school campuses today, just two days after a deadly mass shooting at a Florida High School.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. today releasing more information and the names of both schools. One of the schools is Baines Middle School in Fort Bend ISD, and Principal J.J. Roberts sent an email to parents today concerning the threat.

According to Roberts, a student posted a threatening comment on social media that was reported to administrators and the Fort Bend ISD Police Department early this morning, Feb. 16.

“Our administrators and the FBISD PD immediately began an investigation, and because this did not occur on school grounds, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is involved in the investigation,” said Roberts in the email. “Please be assured that police quickly determined there was no imminent threat to the school, however, the investigation continues. Parents, the tragedy in Florida has put all of us on heightened alert. I want to remind you that our school and law enforcement takes all reports involving student safety very seriously. This is a good opportunity for parents to discuss with their students about being careful with comments made on social media and texting, as well as the importance of alerting an adult about anything or anyone that makes them feel uncomfortable in any way. We take all comments seriously, and will respond immediately to any texts, postings, tweets or remarks that warrant investigation, as we did today. It is important that our students understand the serious consequences that result, which include appropriate disciplinary action and possible criminal charges.”

Covering Fort Bend News will provide more information following the press conference.