Royal ISD lockdown lifted after threat prompts district-wide increased security

(Associated Press)

PATTISON, Texas – The lockdown of all Royal Independent School District campuses that was prompted by an unspecified threat was lifted Thursday afternoon.

According to a message posted on the district’s website, the lockdown meant no one was allowed in or out of any buildings on campus. By 3:40 p.m., a message on the district’s Facebook page said the lockdown had been lifted.

The campus-wide lockdown has been lifted. Transportation and dismissal will continue per normal procedures and will be supervised by law enforcement.

Posted by Royal ISD on Thursday, February 20, 2020

Officials also posted a message on Facebook, saying all evening activities have been canceled.

RISD Community, all evening school activities are canceled for Thursday, February 20. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement and will provide further details as they become available.

Posted by Royal ISD on Thursday, February 20, 2020

The nature of the threat was not immediately released.

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