HOUSTON – Three Galena Park Independent School District school were placed into lockout mode Thursday.
In a tweet, district officials said security was increased at Tice Elementary, Cunningham Middle and Purple Sage Elementary schools because of a “high police presence in the area.”
Lockout means that no one is allowed to enter or exit the buildings.
A spokeswoman for Galena Park ISD said that police are trying to locate someone in the area and that the security measure is just a precaution.
The lockout mode was lifted about 2:20 p.m.
The lockout has been lifted for Tice Elementary, Cunningham Middle School and Purple Sage Elementary.— Galena Park I.S.D. (@GalenaParkISD) March 7, 2019
(1/2) Tice Elementary, Cunningham Middle School and Purple Sage Elementary are in lockout as a precaution due to high police presence in the area.— Galena Park I.S.D. (@GalenaParkISD) March 7, 2019
ALL students are safe and parents do not need to pick up their child(ren) from school.
(2/2) A lockout means no one can enter or exit the building. We will post an update when the lockout is lifted.— Galena Park I.S.D. (@GalenaParkISD) March 7, 2019