HISD: 'Vague threat' directed towards Bellaire High School; police patrols increased

January 25, 2013 8:50:22 AM PST
Bellaire High School students saw an increased police presence at their campus this morning after an alleged threat.

HISD says a "vague threat" was received in reference to Bellaire High, and as a precautionary measure, extra patrols were added at the school. The district says the school is not in lockdown.

Bellaire police tell Eyewitness News they heard about an anticipated gang drive-by shooting on Saturday and increased police at the school. Police say the threat is insubstantiated.

As of now, HISD says no alerts, letters or messages are being sent out, but parents have been showing up at the school to get more information.

The district did not say how the threat was received nor who sent the threat.

We'll bring you more details as they come into the newsroom.

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