EPISD Investigating Social Media Threats Against Two Schools

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - El Paso Independent School District Officials confirm that they're investigating a threat that was made against two Central El Paso schools late Monday night and have increased security in response to that threat.

According to district officials, a direct threat was made against Austin High School and Armendariz Middle on Monday night - and the alleged threat indicated that some form of violence would take place on the campuses on Tuesday. The threat was allegedly made by two students on Snapchat.

EPISD PD was notified immediately and were able to identify the source of the threat and speak with the two students who were allegedly behind the social media threat. Investigators learned that the Snapchat threat was a prank and that no violence was intended against either campus.

The two students responsible for the social media threat are facing disciplinary action and potential legal charges, according to EPISD officials. Both campuses are safe and EPISD PD does not believe they're a target of any violence.

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