Lockdown lifted at Houston ISD's Stephen F. Austin High School after threat made against campus

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- One day after a student was arrested following reports of an unloaded gun on campus that prompted a lockdown in Friendswood, another Houston-area school was forced to take similar measures on Thursday morning.

This time, it happened at Stephen F. Austin High School in the 1700 block of Dumble Street. This school is in Houston ISD.

There is another school of the same name in Fort Bend County, but that is not related to this scene.

Austin High School principal Orlando Reyna said in a message to families that the campus was on lockdown as a precautionary measure while police investigated an external threat made against the school.

In an update, Reyna said that the campus has since been given the all-clear, the lockdown has been lifted and the students are safe.

The school day will continue as normal.

Anyone with questions should call the school at 713-924-1600.

On Wednesday, a student at Clear Brook High School was arrested just before 9 a.m. after the Clear Creek ISD said the student had an unloaded weapon on campus.

Clear Brook High School was placed on lockdown as a precaution while authorities searched for ammunition, but none was found.

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