4th threatening note found at Highland Park H.S. this year, campus evacuated

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by BAILEY MCGOWAN

WFAA

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 26 at 1:21 PM

Highland Park High School was evacuated around 11 a.m. Tuesday after a threatening note was found.

Classes were canceled for the rest of the day and parents were alerted through the district's emergency text message system to pick up their students.

Students were moved to Multi Purpose Activity Center across from Highlander stadium for pickup if they did not have a ride. School officials have not released what the note said or who found it. 

This is the fourth threatening note found at Highland Park High School since Jan. 16, when district officials found three notes in consecutive days until Jan. 18. The last was found in a bathroom stall and said, "New bomb, new day, today's the day."

Authorities never found a bomb or anything suspicious after finding the notes. 

We have left a message with district officials and will update the story accordingly.

Below is the full statement the district sent to parents: 

Highland Park High School dismissed students at 11 a.m. today after a threatening note was found on campus.

Parents whose students need transportation may pick up their children at the multipurpose facility across from Highlander Stadium.

HPISD leaders will continue to work with police to investigate the threat. Last month, three similar notes were found at HPHS.  

Parents, please talk with your children about how seriously any threats, written or otherwise, are taken on campus.

We will continue to keep you informed.

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