Texas Parents Rush To School, Confront Police Over False School Shooting Report

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SAN ANTONIO (TBEN) — Alarmed parents gathered at a Texas high school on Tuesday after a class shooting report turned out to be false.

The siege on Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio began around 1 p.m. Tuesday after police received a report of a possible shooting at the school, according to a police statement. The school was closed when police entered and began to clear the campus, but found no evidence of an active threat or shooting.

Instead, some students were found to have had an altercation, but they denied having or displaying a weapon at any point, Reyes said.

But anxious students had already made alarming calls to their parents, who flocked to the school where 29 school district officers and 58 city police officers were present.

Alarmed parents laid siege to the Texas high school on Tuesday after a class shooting incident that turned out to be false.

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A man is handcuffed as chaos ensues outside Thomas Jefferson High School on Tuesday.
A man is handcuffed as chaos ensues outside Thomas Jefferson High School on Tuesday.

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Police are treating a man after he pushed his first through a window in an attempt to gain entry to Thomas Jefferson High School on Tuesday.
Police are treating a man after he pushed his first through a window in an attempt to gain entry to Thomas Jefferson High School on Tuesday.

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San Antonio District Superintendent Jaime Aquino said the district needed to find better ways to communicate with parents in real time. “I’m assuming that if we hadn’t had Uvalde, we might not have had the parents’ reaction. So we just have to understand that,” he said.

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