New threats at DeKalb ISD handled by police

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By Kenny Mitchell


Two separate incidents of threats of violence have been reported at the DeKalb ISD today, one involving a social media post and another where a statement was written on a high school bathroom wall.

DeKalb police and school officials note that these are separate incidents and are in no way related to each other, and that there is no active threat to students at any De Kalb ISD campus.

The social media post was reported to be of a student holding what looked to be an automatic weapon. The post was screenshot by other students and reported. That incident has now been turned over to the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office.

DeKalb Police are working the bathroom wall case in which the phrase “I’m going to shoot up the school” was written on the wall. Video footage of the hallway outside of the bathroom was reviewed to determine a suspect and an arrest in the case is expected to be made.

DeKalb ISD Superintendent Dr. John Booth told the Tribune, “We take all incidents of threat very seriously and investigate them thoroughly. We also called in law enforcement to investigate these incidents. Be assured that DISD, its administration, and its staff take all reports of this nature very seriously and will always be committed to providing our students with a learning environment in which they can feel safe and secure.

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