Students, staff and parents will be a little more wary on Tuesday following a weekend threat against two Arlington ISD schools.
Police were notified of a suspicious note found Sunday at Young Junior High, 3200 Woodside Drive.
According to the district, the note contained alleged threats against some teachers and staff at Young Junior High and Miller Elementary, a school about three miles away on W. Pleasant Ridge Road.
The district says police don't think there is an imminent threat, but vowed to "enhanced" the security measures until more is known about the anonymous note.
Parents learned of the threat by a letter sent home with students on Monday afternoon:
December 17, 2012
I'd like to advise you of a situation currently under investigation by the Arlington Police Department. Sunday evening, a note was found on Young Junior High property that was threatening in nature. The alleged threats were directed at some teachers and staff at Young and Miller Elementary.
The APD acted immediately on this developing situation and notified the district. Enhanced security procedures with additional police and school district security personnel were put into place this morning. The APD is still investigating this incident to identify the person responsible for making this threat. Due to the nature and sensitivity of the situation and the absence of a credible threat, the APD advised us that the notification of parents should occur this afternoon once more investigative details were learned.
The safety of our children and staff are the top priority for the district and the city. There is no imminent threat to students or staff at this time. We have daily security measures and plans in place for emergency situations. Campus entries are secure with visitors required to show identification that is scanned through the V-soft visitor management system. Emergency plans include procedures for an intruder on campus, lockdowns and emergency drills, which take place routinely.
We will continue to work with the APD to resolve this situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 682-867-____. If you see any suspicious activity, please call 911.
On Monday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott released a list of 78 Texas school districts, mostly rural, which do not have safety procedures in place. Arlington is not on the list.
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