The Houston Independent School District late Thursday received a threat of violence similar to those received this week by school districts across the nation including Los Angeles, New York and Miami.
At this time, we do not believe the threat is credible, but as a precautionary measure law enforcement officers are in the process of conducting random sweeps of school district buildings to ensure student safety. Surrounding law enforcement agencies also have been notified and additional officers will be on patrol Thursday morning.
HISD asks parents and students to be vigilant Thursday morning, and report any suspicious activity to police.
School will continue Thursday as scheduled. Should that change, we will notify you.