Threat prompts ‘soft lockdown’ at Point Isabel School District

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Threat prompts ‘soft lockdown’ at Point Isabel School District

LATEST: Authorities said that Jerry Duncan was charged with making a terroristic threat after going before a judge on Tuesday. 

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UPDATE: We’re learning new details following a ‘soft lockdown’ at Point Isabel Independent School District on Tuesday morning. 

Point Isabel ISD Superintendent Theresa Ann Alarcon said a threatening phone call was made to Port Isabel Junior High School around 7 a.m. 

Alarcon said in an effort to ensure the safety of the students, the district made the decision to place all campuses on a ‘soft lockdown’ as a precaution. 

“We will always go above and beyond for our student’s safety,” said Alarcon. “All calls and comments are taken seriously. We are very fortunate that we collaborated with local law enforcement agencies.”

Alarcon tells CBS 4 that a suspect is in custody and it is not a student. 

Alarcon added that several agencies are assisting with patrolling all Point Isabel Independent School District campuses including DPS, Laguna Vista police, South Padre Island police, Cameron County Constables Office and Port Isabel police. 

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Point Isabel Independent school district placed all schools on a “soft lockdown” Tuesday morning.

According to the district, there was a threat made to Port Isabel Junior High School.

The district says all schools remain on “soft lockdown” as a precautionary measure while authorities investigate.

The district police are leading the investigation.

This is a developing story and will bring you the latest details as soon as they become available.


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