Arlington ISD Issues Statement on High School Lockdown Incident

Arlington High School Principal Stacie Humbles sent an update on today’s incident to parents.

“I wanted to give you an update on what happened today that put us on lockdown. The Arlington Police Department was made aware of a threatening message about our campus. We were put on lockdown at 1:34 p.m. During that time, APD and other emergency officials searched outside the campus and no credible threat was found. Classes inside the school were then cleared. Our school was given the all-clear at 2:46 p.m., and we were able to dismiss our students on time.”

“I want to commend our staff, students and our families for your actions during the lockdown. I know the situation is scary, especially for freshmen new to our campus who have not been with us long, and for families anxiously awaiting information from us. For those new to Arlington High, please know that we will text and email updates to all parents as well as update our school’s Facebook page and the district app. We also have a Security Tracker that is open to the public for anyone to get updates. For all families, now is a good time to remind you that we have a robust safety page with terms you need to know, what happens during a lockdown, a chart that shows how we communicate with families and a series of helpful videos from Arlington Police Department. I encourage you to review this important Safety Page and discuss it with your children.”

“Thank you for your partnership to help keep our students and staff safe.”

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