FBI responds to Cypress Ranch High School after reported threat prompts increased security

A Cy-Fair ISD police cruiser is parked at Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas, on Jan. 4, 2021.
A Cy-Fair ISD police cruiser is parked at Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas, on Jan. 4, 2021. (KPRC)

CYPRESS, Texas – The FBI was called to Cypress Ranch High School on Monday after a threat was reported that prompted increased security at the school.

According to Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District police, dispatchers received a call about a threat in the area of the school. Police said they initiated a “secure the building” mode and a search of the premises was conducted.

Police said Warner Elementary School and Smith Middle School were also secured as a precaution.

The nature of the threat was not released.

Students were safely released, officials said.


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