KATY, Texas (CBSNEWS/AP) – A Houston-area school district says a student is in custody after a bomb squad was dispatched to a high school for a “potential explosive device” in a campus building.

The Katy school district announced on its website that Seven Lakes High School was safely evacuated Monday after campus police learned of a “perceived threat.” The Harris County sheriff’s office responded.

CBS Affiliate KHOU reports “a student has been taken into custody.” but would not elaborate.


Students were evacuated to an enclosed area on the baseball and football fields. They were later released for the day and after-school activities canceled.

Messages seeking further details have been left for the district’s public information office and sheriff’s department.

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