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Superintendent responds to rumors on social media

Friday, there was a heavy security presence at the high school. Albert Garcia, Levelland Police Chief, said investigators were looking into rumors on social media.

“We’re just trying to keep the peace,” Garcia said.

Northern said the high school was searched Thursday night and again Friday morning to ensure there was not a threat to students.

He said because of the social media posts, there was additional personnel on site at the high school to check doors and people going in and out of the building.

“We wanted to make sure people have a legitimate reason to be there,” Northern said. “We are being very visible.”

The district is simply trying to return to business as usual and minimize the reactions from parents and students.

“We’re just trying to get back to a normal routine and not over-sensationalize anything,” Northern said.

He said moving forward, personnel at the district will remain visible and staff will make sure its policies are the best they can be.

“Moving forward, we’re going to review all of our procedures and make sure we’re providing a safe environment for kids and staff,” Northern said.

The high school was not put on lock down and classes proceeded as usual.

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