The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating who called in a hoax threat to Texas City High School that caused administrators to tighten security Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

About 12:30 p.m., high school students and teachers were told to remain in their rooms and not move about the school after a threat was called into the school by an unknown person, officials said.

Other district buildings near the high school also were put into heightened alert, and people weren’t allowed into the buildings while the threats were investigated. Extra officers and a bomb-sniffing dog were sent to the school to investigate the threat.

The security precautions were all lifted by 1:30 p.m. No threats were found at the high school campus and no arrests were made, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.

The sheriff’s office is investigating where the original threatening phone call came from, Trochesset said.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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