‘We had an immediate response’: Parents and police rushed to SA high school after lockdown issued

SAISD officials say there was a report 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 was treated for a reported hand laceration from hitting a window, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

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

Officials say upon arrival, officers entered the school and began clearing the campus. Officers said they found no evidence to suggest there was an active threat or that a shooting may have occurred at the location, according to a San Antonio Police Department statement.  

San Antonio ISD also confirmed there was no evidence that a shooting occurred.

Officials said people were rushing onto the school grounds to try to connect with their students but were not allowed due to safety protocols.

The school district says that the school was placed on lockdown with a heavy police presence as a precaution and that they are actively investigating. 

Below is a statement released at 2:30 p.m. by the school district:

“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 a statement issued by the San Antonio Police Department:

“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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