The lockdown at Byron Nelson High School has ended, the Northwest school district announced in an email Monday evening.
The lockdown, put in place about 3:30 p.m., was due to a bomb threat, according to the school district’s Twitter account. Students were released about 6:30 p.m.
As a precaution, Medlin Middle School and Beck and Lakeview elementary schools were on lockdown for a short period.
Byron Nelson parents were instructed to pick up their children at Medlin.
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Students who drove to school were asked to leave their cars at the campus until notified by the school district. Police requested that students leave their backpacks in the building, and the district said it was “fully cooperating with local law enforcement to find out who is responsible for this.”
Ryder Warren, district superintendent, said all students were safe during the lockdown.
“School districts never want to deal with these kinds of challenges, but now that this one has come to an end, I cannot express adequate thanks to all involved for helping keep our children safe,” Ryder said. “First, the Byron Nelson High School staff and students were phenomenal during this issue. The faculty and staff took great pains to make sure the kids were safe and calm, and all took care of each other during this trying time.”
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