The school district says gunfire rumors are “not credible.”
Waco High School was placed on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon due to a false report of a gunshot heard in a classroom.
The police have now reassured the school’s parents and pupils that no one is in danger as a result of the lockdown.
At this time, there is “NO active shooter” at Waco High School, according to a statement made by the Waco, Texas, Police Department on Facebook.
A police spokesman stated there were no gunshots at the school and investigators are looking for the liar.
Around two o’clock in the afternoon, a large number of police enforcement agencies from Central Texas arrived at the scene.
On Tuesday, armed law enforcement officers were seen going through classrooms within the school and cleaning them.
Law authorities evacuated the high school “out of an abundance of caution,” even though “there is no proof of a large danger,” as one official told waiting parents.
Waco’s primary schools may remove their “Secure” classification, and the high school can resume regular operations (status).
According to Dr. Susan Kincannon, superintendent of Waco Independent School District, the incident appeared to be a fake.
After 3 p.m., officials cleared the high school. Waco High School students took buses to the Base Extraco Center to see family.