False report leads to increased law enforcement presence at University High School

A Waco Police Department unit outside University High School.
A Waco Police Department unit outside University High School.(Josh Bowering for KWTX)
Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 2:47 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Waco Independent School District police officers on Thursday afternoon conducted a sweep of University High School.

Authorities were investigating a call that a student had been shot in a restroom, believed to be a hoax, out of an abundance of caution.

“Local law enforcement received a false report of a shooting at University High School. Law enforcement cleared the building and the normal schedule has resumed. Dismissal will occur as normal,” the school district wrote in a message to parents.

The school is located at 3201 S New Road.

No further information is available at this time.