Security Heightened After Threatening Rumors at Granbury ISD

The threat rumor has not been confirmed by school officials

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012  |  Updated 7:57 AM CDT
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Extra police will be on hand at Granbury High School beginning Monday morning after rumors of an alleged threat started spreading over the weekend.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

Extra police will be on hand at Granbury High School beginning Monday morning after rumors of an alleged threat started spreading over the weekend.

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Extra police were on hand at Granbury High School Monday morning after rumors of an alleged threat started spreading over the weekend.

Granbury school leaders issued a statement to concerned parents stating the district is actively investigating the threat and the threat rumor has not been confirmed.

Still the district said all week there will be extra security on campus because threats are taken very seriously.

The district is also urging anyone who sees suspicious behavior to report it to police or school staff immediately.

Statement to Parents from GISD Superintendent Dr. James Largent:

Granbury school officials have become aware of a rumor regarding an alleged threat to the security at Granbury High School.  

In cooperation with the Granbury police department, we are actively investigating this matter.

All next week, we will have extra law enforcement officers at the high school campus to provide extra security for our students and staff.

Although these rumors may not be confirmed, we take seriously any threat against our schools - whether it is real or a prank.  We also continue to encourage 

students to report suspicious behavior and rumors to the police department or district staff, and we will investigate each report that we receive.  

We understand that rumors such as this causes a high level of anxiety and speculation as to the truth – especially given the tragic events in Connecticut on 

Friday.   Please know that the highest priority of Granbury ISD is the safety and security of our students and staff.

I know that this information may not answer all of your questions, but we have a responsibility to report facts and not to extend rumors.

Like you, many of our district and campus staff have children in our local schools, and we all expect a safe and secure environment.  We take very seriously 

the charge we’ve been given to protect our students and staff and, and we will continue to monitor this situation closely.

Overall attendance was lower than usual across Granbury ISD at about 85 to 87 percent on Monday, according to Granbury ISD Public Information Officer Jeff Meador.

Meador added that the district has experienced lower attendance when students get sick.

The district anticipates higher attendance throughout the week. 

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