Extra Police Presence At Grapevine School After Bomb Threats

Andrew Greenstein
September 04, 2019 - 6:23 am
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GRAPEVINE (1080 KRLD) - There will be extra police presence today at one middle school in Grapevine.

The beefed-up police presence at Cross Timbers Middle School comes in the wake of a series of bomb threats called in, not only to the school but also to district offices.

"It's not even a precautionary measure," says Amanda McNew with Grapevine Police. "(It’s) more as a reassurance for students and parents that we are around, we are keeping close watch and that we're nearby."

The school was evacuated for two hours yesterday as police scoured the school.

"Not only did our officers walk through each room by themselves, (but) they also had a K-9 dog as a secondary measure," says McNew. "We have cleared and secured that campus, and we are confident that it is safe right now."

The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD says students responded very well during the evacuation.

"We practice drills on a regular basis, so that if there is an instance where we actually need to put that practice into use, we know what we need to do," says GCISD spokeswoman Kristin Snively.

GCISD will continue monitoring the situation.

"We will work with our police department, should there be any additional needs that arise in the next few days for additional police presence," says Snively.

Investigators are working to identify the person who phoned in the threats, and no arrests have been made.