Threats rattle schools in Waxahachie

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by JENNY DOREN

WFAA

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 28 at 4:12 PM

WAXAHACHIE -- Two separate threats to schools in the Waxahachie School District were made Wednesday morning.

Around 11:40 a.m., officials at Finley Junior High received a written bomb threat. Students were evacuated. Police and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the building and the "all clear" was given at 2:30 p.m.

Just before 10 a.m., a "shelter in place" warning was placed over Waxahachie High School and the Ninth Grade Academy.
 
Police say two students each received a text message from someone threatening to shoot up the school. The messages came from the same phone number.
 
The Waxahachie School District posted on its Facebook page that class was going on as normal, but the campus was closed for visitors.

Just after 12 p.m. the district said the "shelter in place" warning had ended and classes were resuming.

They said police had arrested the suspects responsible, and stated they are not students or members of the Waxahachie community.

"Waxahachie ISD would like to thank the Waxahachie Police Department for their timely response to this matter and for their diligent efforts to resolve this incident safely and quickly. The safety and security of our students will always be our number one priority," the district wrote.

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