Local officials investigate a potential threat at Victoria East High School

At this time, no threat has been identified

VICTORIA, Texas – At approximately 9:49 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, the Victoria I.S.D. reported a strong police presence on Victoria East High School’s campus.

At that time, law enforcement and administration secured the campus and reported students were safe. Parent notifications had been sent to  VEHS parents and guardians. The District advised parents to not pick up their students at that time. Authorities had closed the entrance to the East campus.

At 9:52 a.m., the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office reported no threat had been identified at that time. Officials continued investigating the incident, and the campus remained secure. At 11:10 a.m. the VCSO provided another update stating the school’s threat had been unsubstantiated at that time. Authorities did not identify any threat after investigation.

The VCSO and other LE agencies remained on campus to assist VISD with a scheduled early release date. Sheriff Justin Marr asked for the publics patience with LE as the release will be controlled to provide for order and continued safety.

The Victoria I.S.D. and the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office provided the above information and updates.