Arrest made after Wednesday’s false threats at Boerne high schools

The threats, which were found to be unsubstantiated, briefly locked down both Boerne high schools on Wednesday.

BOERNE, Texas — Boerne authorities say an arrest has been made in connection with false threats that caused both local high schools to be locked down for a time Wednesday. 

The threats were found to be unsubstantiated after law enforcement conducted sweeps of Boerne Champion and Boerne high school campuses. The lockdown were lifted around 1 p.m. 

Th district issued this statement:

The district earlier had shared this on social media

“The Boerne Police, joined by our law enforcement partners, are investigating a threat directed at both high schools within BISD.  We take these threats seriously and have law enforcement at both high schools. As a result, both campuses are on lockdown and all other BISD schools are on lock-out.”

The Boerne Police, joined by our law enforcement partners, are investigating a threat directed at both high schools…

Posted by Boerne Police Department on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Mario Davila is among the dozens of parents who picked up their children after the all clear was given by police and the school district. Davila drove all the way from the border after hearing what was going on. He finally reunited with his daughter who attends Champion High School.

“That’s what I told my daughter when she was in the classroom,” she said. “‘If you see an opportunity or an actual threat, just jump out the window.’ They had them with the lights off and just laying down on the ground, the routine they have for their safety. But everything’s good now.”

The district updated families on the specifics of the lockdown and lockouts, saying in an email, “While in lockout mode no staff or students are allowed outside of the school until the situation is resolved, i.e., no outside recess, classes, physical education, etc., while lockdown mode is students and staff secure interior doors and stay secure inside classrooms.”

The district also asked parents not to come to any campuses.

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