Harleton

Harleton ISD Interim Superintendent Sandra Spencer said in an email to parents on Tuesday that a Monday threat of a student bringing a gun on campus was “investigated and handled.”

Harleton ISD officials told parents Tuesday that a student at one of its campuses threatened Monday to bring a gun to school.

Harleton ISD parents were notified via email and an all call alert at about 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday about the threat that the district said it learned of Monday afternoon.

“On April 9, after the completion of classes, we received notice that a student had threatened that he was going to bring a gun to school,” the email sent on Tuesday read. “The administration immediately began investigating, spoke to students, and the situation was handled prior to classes beginning today.”

Harleton ISD Interim Superintendent Sandra Spencer did not immediately respond to calls for comment about the threat on Tuesday. Harrison County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Brandon Fletcher said he had not been made aware of the sheriff’s office responding to any threats on campus — though he did say the county has a school resource officer on campus at Harleton ISD.

The email and all call sent to parents on Tuesday did not identify which campus the student made the threat at, if the student had been reprimanded, nor how the matter was handled following the district’s investigation.

“I want to thank the campus administration for their diligence and tireless work in protecting our students and staff and maintaining a secure environment for everyone,” Spencer said in the email. “Our children’s safety will always be our priority and we thank you for your cooperation and assistance.”