DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Two people were detained after five Denton schools were put on increased security alert after undocumented threats, police and school officials said Wednesday.
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Police and Denton ISD did not say what the threats were, but said they thought they were scams.
There was a large police presence at the schools involved while officers investigated.
Denton High School and Ryan High School were “placed on barricade by an abundance of caution,” police said.
Video from Chopper 11 showed at least a dozen police cars at Denton High School, more than five at Denton Ryan and four at Denton Guyer.
In addition, Guyer, Calhoun Middle and Newton Rayzor Elementary schools were placed on a soft lock-out, said Denton ISD spokeswoman Julia Zwahr.
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“We do not believe there is any threat to our students or staff at this time,” Zwahr said. “At this point, all students and staff are safe in the classroom.”
Just a few hours after the shutdown was announced, the district said it had gotten it all clear for three of the campuses, but not at Denton High and Ryan High. It was later changed to include the two schools.
One of the detainees was from Denton High School. The other was from Ryan. Police do not say if they were students.
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