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Local middle school evacuated after ‘verbal threat of violence’

Manor Middle School.  (KISD photo)
Manor Middle School. (KISD photo)(KWTX)
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 3:33 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 7, 2021 at 4:39 PM CDT
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) – Manor Middle School in Killeen was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after “a verbal threat of violence” that proved to be unfounded.

Campus police responded to the school and Killeen police were notified, district spokeswoman Taina Maya said.

Police and administrators “aggressively investigated and determined that the threat was unfounded,” she said.

The campus was cleared at around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, students were released for the day and parents were told they could come to campus to pick up their children.

Bus riders will be late getting home, Maya said.

“Our students must understand that we are serious about school safety and any students making or spreading false, unverified threats, against our schools will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” she said.

“These false rumors spark fear among students and families, cause severe disruption to the learning environment, and will not be tolerated.”

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