HIGHLAND PARK (CBSDFW.COM) — Students at Highland Park High School were dismissed at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday after a threatening note forced a campus-wide evacuation.
Jacki Moran with Highland Park ISD confirms that the district received a threatening note.
University Park spokesman Steve Mace says that three or four patrol officers, plus the resource officer on campus, assisted in the evacuation. As of 11:45 a.m., all students and staff had been cleared from the building.
Parents are instructed to pick up their children at the multipurpose facility across from Highlander Stadium.
The district confirms that three similar notes were discovered last month on campus.
The school is responding for safety, but the district is growing frustrated. “The lives of more than 2,000 people (are) being completely disrupted by a threat,” says Highland Park ISD spokeswoman Helen Williams. “And from what we know, it is simply a hoax and not a legitimate threat to safety. But, it does scare people.”
The other threats were characterized as bomb threats by Highland Park ISD officials and were found in boys bathrooms. At the time, police said they believed the notes were a hoax.
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