SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Alarmed parents converged connected a Texas precocious schoolhouse Tuesday aft a schoolroom shooting study that yet proved to beryllium false.
The siege astatine Thomas Jefferson High School successful San Antonio began astir 1 p.m. Tuesday aft constabulary received a telephone of a imaginable shooting successful advancement astatine the school, according to a police statement. The schoolhouse was placed connected lockdown arsenic constabulary entered and began clearing the field but recovered nary grounds of an progressive menace oregon shooting.
Families rushed Jefferson High School and clashed with officers arsenic their students were successful lockdown inside. Again determination was NO shooting and NO limb found, per SAISD police. Students are present calmly walking retired and chaos has stopped. @ksatnews pic.twitter.com/zkRCGr7rvW— KSAT Courtney Friedman (@cfriedmanTV) September 20, 2022
“Our section and San Antonio Police Department established determination was nary shooting, but past we had to bash a methodical hunt country by country with our onslaught teams,” said Chief Johnny Reyes of the San Antonio Independent School District police. “We went to the spot wherever they said the shooting had occurred and we were capable to rapidly found that nary shooting had happened.”
Instead, immoderate students were recovered to person had an altercation, but they denied having oregon displaying a limb astatine immoderate point, Reyes said.
But frightened students already had made alarming telephone calls to their parents, who descended en masse connected the schoolhouse wherever 29 schoolhouse territory officers and 58 metropolis constabulary officers were connected hand.
One antheral shoved his fist done a model successful an effort to summation introduction to the school, lacerating his arm. Police applied a tourniquet to that arm. Others were handcuffed and detained aft physically struggling with officers, but determination were nary contiguous reports of arrests.
The scare was the latest successful a question of specified incidents since the May 24 wide shooting astatine a Uvalde, Texas, simple schoolhouse that killed 19 children and 2 teachers. A akin panic occurred astatine Heights High School successful Houston connected Sept. 13 aft the schoolhouse received a threat. Threats past week besides prompted schoolhouse shutdowns astatine districts near Austin and Houston and successful California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arkansas, Oregon, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma.
San Antonio territory Superintendent Jaime Aquino said the territory needed to find amended ways to pass with parents successful existent time. “I’m assuming that if we had not had Uvalde, possibly we would not person the absorption of the parents. So we conscionable person to recognize that,” helium said.
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