Building cleared, no bomb threat found after Texas City High School evacuated, district says


HOUSTON – The Texas City High School was evacuated Friday afternoon after it received a tip about a bomb threat, according to the Texas City Independent School District.

District officials said they received a tip from Crime Stoppers that it was a “potential bomb threat” at TCHS. The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a bomb threat was made and deputies investigated the scene.

“As a precautionary measure, law enforcement is sweeping the grounds and building,” officials wrote.

Deputies said no credible threat was found.

District officials said bus riders were dismissed at 1:30 p.m. at the north end of the stadium. Parents were able to pick up their students at 1:45 p.m. at the back of the school. Officials said students who drive were released at 2 p.m. if they have their keys, but if not, they will have to stay with admins.

The school building was cleared shortly before 1 p.m., district officials said. Students were able to return to the campus from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to retrieve any belonging they left behind during the evacuation.

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