Lockdown lifted at Wharton ISD schools after round of ammunition found outside campus, district says

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Friday, September 1, 2023
Wharton ISD schools on lockdown after ammunition found outside campus
A round of ammunition was reportedly found outside Wharton High School's cafeteria. Parents are being asked not to bring students in until further notice.

WHARTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Wharton High and Wharton Junior High Schools were placed on lockdown Friday morning as a precaution after the district said a teacher found a round of ammunition on the ground outside the high school cafeteria.

Wharton ISD announced the lockdown via a Facebook post at about 7:43 a.m.

During the lockdown, authorities searched the campus. Parents were asked not to take students to either campus. Additionally, all buses were being held on the bus ramp.

Wharton ISD police said no gun was found. Wharton Police Department officers were also there and confirmed at about 8:50 a.m. that the scene had been cleared.

An hour later, the district said in a release that the lockdowns had been lifted, and students were allowed to safely transition to class.

The district provided no further details.

"As always the safety of our students and staff are our top priority," Wharton ISD said.

Wharton High School is located at 1 Tiger Avenue.


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