Lockdown issued at Thomas Jefferson High School as a precaution; officials say no danger is present

SAISD officials say there was a reported of a shooting, but the district confirmed there was no evidence that a shooting occurred.

SAN ANTONIO — A lockdown was issued as a precaution at Thomas Jefferson High School on the near northwest side Monday afternoon. One person was evaluated for chest pain and another for a reported hand laceration from hitting a window, according to SAFD.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m. in response to a reported shooting at 723 Donaldson Avenue.  

Officials say upon arrival, officers entered the school and began clearing the campus. Officers continued to clear the campus, but found no evidence to suggest there was an active threat or that a shooting may have occurred at the location, according to an SAPD statement.  

The district also confirmed there was no evidence that a shooting occurred.

Officials say people were rushing into the school but were not allowed due to safety protocol.

SAISD says the school is placed on lockdown with a heavy police presence as a precaution and are actively investigating. 

Below is a statement released by the district at 2:30 p.m., saying the building was fully cleared

“The school has been cleared and is deemed safe. Students can be picked up at the front of the school off of Donaldson Avenue. SAISD PD will begin reunification of the students and families. Please contact SAISD for further information.”

Below is the statement issued by SAPD:

Today, at approximately 1PM, West Patrol Officers were dispatched to a high school located at 723 Donaldson Avenue for reports of a shooting in progress. Upon arrival, officers entered the school and began clearing the campus. At this time, Officers continue to clear the campus, but they have found no evidence to suggest there is an active threat or that a shooting may have occurred at the location. They will continue to investigate in order to deem the area safe. We will notify everyone with any updates once we receive them.

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