Waco Police Search Local High School Following Altercations/Social Media Threats
News 10 is reporting that Waco police were called to a local high school on Wednesday following multiple altercations and threats between students.
Police were called to Midway High School in Waco after multiple fights between students started a rumor that there was a weapon on campus.
Some individual students were involved in altercations at multiple points today. The district takes matters of violence very seriously and will be pursuing all disciplinary measures provided by the Student Code of Conduct, the Texas Education Code, and applicable laws," said Midway High School Principal Alison Smith in a letter.
Police searched the school and found no weapon.
KWTX said, "The fights only involved individual students and not groups and the district does not expect a similar situation going forward."
The fights spawned multiple Snapchats that officials said sparked concern among parents and students.
KWTX said, "They were originally found to be an intimidation message directly related to those involved in the recent altercations. But, then was misinterpreted by some to be a school threat. Smith said school officials do not believe the original post or interpretations are credible threats. But Smith said the school is taking the reports seriously and, as a precaution, there will be an additional security presence on campus Thursday."