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Threat leads to precautions at Austin High

December 19, 2018

AUSTIN — A threatening note was found at Austin High School after school on Monday, prompting additional security measures at the school today.

Austin schools Superintendent David Krenz said the handwritten note, found in the boys locker room, warned that someone would “shoot up the school at noon on Dec. 18.”

Law enforcement was notified immediately after the note was found and is working with the district.

“The safety and security of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to the district,” said a press release from the district. All activities at Austin High School prior to 7:30 a.m. today were cancelled.

All students were required to enter through doors #1 and #13 on the east side. Students were required to show their student ID and students were checked at the door. The campus will be closed throughout the day and no students will be allowed to leave for lunch, according to the release. Krenz said that 58 percent of the student body did not report for school today.

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