Fort Bend County police able to identify the source of the initial call(s) and determined that it came from three students which are now in custody.
3 students arrested so far in today’s false active shooter 911 call Lamar CISD George Ranch High School. Fort Bend County police investigating burner phones. More students may be arrested.
Press release: This afternoon, Lamar CISD received information from Fort Bend Police Officials that they were en route to George Ranch High School in response to a potential threat that was called in to them.
As a standard procedure, the campus immediately went into Lockdown. During a lockdown, all of the outside and inside doors to a campus are locked.
In addition, we placed the neighboring middle school and junior high school in a Secure status. During Secure status, the outside doors are locked, but the campus continues to operate as normal on the inside.
Within 30 minutes, law officials on the scene determined that there was no active, credible threat. In addition, they were able to identify the source of the initial call(s) and determined that it came from three students – two of which are now in custody.
We are thankful for the swift response and support of the Fort Bend County Sherriff’s Department and our campus and district police officers.
As a result of today’s disruption, we will have an increased police presence on campus today as well as members of the Counseling Response Team to support staff and students who may need it. While the threat was determined to be a hoax, we understand that our staff and students have very real emotions as a result of their experience and we always want to take care of each other.
Lamar Consolidated ISD informed FOX3 that local law enforcement had given them a report on a possible threat that had been reported. Police visited the school but found no indication that there was a threat there. As they continue to search the neighborhood, the school is on lockdown as a precaution.
Parents were informed via email that all internal and external doors are secured during the lockdown. Following the end of the lockdown, the district promised to notify parents.
Police claim that although the lockdown is still in place, the school is now clear. No precise explanation of what occurred.
As per the initial report, it was a prank call and one person has been detained.
A number of different law enforcement organizations are reacting to a complaint of an active shooter at George Ranch High School in Richmond, Texas
Multiple officers were dispatched to conduct investigations.
As at the time of this report, there has been neither confirmation nor identification of any victims.
No suspects have been identified, and there has been no information immediately released regarding any arrests.
We will provide any new information that we have in connection with this occurrence.