Arlington Heights High will have extra security after written threats

FORT WORTH -- Extra security will be in place at Arlington Heights High School today in response to written threats made at the school Wednesday, officials said.

A homecoming-related themed-clothing day was scrapped, and students must adhere to the district's dress code. Other homecoming activities this week will proceed, district spokeswoman Barbara Griffith said.

"If anyone sees anything that seems out of the ordinary or hears anything that raises concern, he or she is urged to contact school officials or law enforcement authorities," Griffith said.

She declined to release details of the threat or the increased security.

Letters were sent home Wednesday afternoon informing parents about the threats.

Griffith said no evidence suggests that the threats have any connection with investigations at the west Fort Worth school, including reports that student attendance records were falsified. Two former principals, a secretary and a former assistant principal are on paid administrative leave pending the investigation's outcome.

Anyone with information about the threats is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS. The district is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Eva-Marie Ayala, 817-390-7700