Rumors are circulating on social media regarding a known male student involved in an ongoing conflict between a group of 10th grade students threatening to “shoot up the school tomorrow.”
No arrests have been made and no credible threats have been found, according to FMPD.
“We’re running down every lead but so far it is a “he said, she said, they said” situation,” said Capt. Kurt Labhart of the Flower Mound Police Department. “We have found nothing credible in anything we have seen thus far.”
FMPD was made aware of a potential threat being towards Flower Mound High School yesterday evening.
So far, the investigation has found no credible threat to the safety of the campus.
There will be increased presence at school today.
— Officer LoBello (@FMHS_SRO) September 24, 2018
A message was sent out to parents from Flower Mound High School Principal Sonya Lail:
FMHS/FM9 Parents & Staff,
I wanted to share with you what the Flower Mound Police Department shared on Facebook this morning.
“The Flower Mound Police Department was made aware of a potential threat being made toward Flower Mound High School yesterday evening on social media. We received about 70 calls regarding the social media activity last night and conducted investigative interviews with various witnesses and suspects all night.
So far, the investigation has found no credible threat whatsoever to the safety of that campus, or any other campus in Flower Mound.
Parents and students will notice a heightened police presence at all Flower Mound Lewisville ISD campuses this morning and throughout the day as the Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the origins of the social media posts in question, and file appropriate criminal charges where applicable.”
Although the Flower Mound Police Department does not believe this was a credible threat, we take these comments very seriously. The safety and security of our students and staff is always our number one priority. Please know, if at any time we believed the campus was in danger, we would have called, emailed and texted all parents and staff with information about the situation.
I know you have very important questions, but laws protecting student privacy prevent me from sharing with you details about the specific consequences a student may face as a result of making such a threat. Please know there is the possibility of both school and legal consequences once the investigation is complete.
I appreciate your continued support of Flower Mound High School.
Anyone who witnesses suspicious behavior or has information about this incident is encouraged to call/text the school’s tip line at 214-636-4125.