December 18, 2018 01:24 PM
(ABC 6 News) - It's been a day of heightened security at Austin High School after a threatening note was found on Monday.
The note was reportedly found by a student in a restroom in a boy's locker room after the school day had ended and was turned over to school staff.
Superintendent of Schools David Krenz said the note indicated that the school would be "shot up" at noon on Tuesday, but did not mention a specific location or any specific people.
School officials notified police and called the district's Security Committee and Crisis Team to formulate a security plan for the school day Tuesday.
Superintendent Krenz said the plan involved limiting student access to the building to two entrances, searching backpacks and requiring student ID, and locking down the campus so no one could leave the building for lunch.
Krenz said the school district did a mass notification to parents around 9:45 Monday night, providing information about the threat and the district's security response.
Investigators said they don't know who's responsible for the note, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Austin police department
School officials said about 58% of the students at Austin High School did not attend school Tuesday.
Officials added tightened security measures will remain in place at AHS through Friday, which also marks the start of the holiday break. No word yet on if the measures will continue after the holiday break.
Created: December 18, 2018 01:24 PM
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