Update (9/14/22): We discovered at least four more false school shootings in Texas and Virginia that took place Tuesday we missed in our previous report yesterday, and learned of several additional false active shooter threats that happened in other states Wednesday.
NBC DFW had a round-up of multiple fake active shooter threats reported across Texas Tuesday in an article titled, “Threats Received at Several Texas High Schools Tuesday.”
DFW reported active shooter “false calls” occurred at Lincoln High School in Dallas, Connally High School in Pflugerville, and Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School Fort Worth.”
“The individual who posted the threats has been identified and an investigation is underway,” the Fort Worth district said, according to NBCDFW. “The individual was not in possession of any weapons, and an adult caretaker is assisting us with the investigation.”
Another false alarm also reportedly happened Tuesday in Austin, Texas, at Eanes ISD.
An anonymous phone call prompted additional security at Cedar Creek Elementary School in Eanes ISD, a district spokesperson told KXAN. School continued and students remained inside and safe, the district said.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the Adult Transition Services building and Hill Country Middle School were placed on Secure protocol. Law enforcement will continue to investigate the validity of the threat and, out of precaution, will have a presence tomorrow [Wednesday] at and around the schools,” Eanes ISD said.
The spokesperson said the threat was reported around 12 p.m. Tuesday.
Interestingly, KXAN reports an Eanes ISD spokesperson claimed they were “told there were more than a dozen similar anonymous threats to schools throughout the state, of which none were deemed credible.”
Schools in Lunenburg County Virginia were also locked down Monday after reports of a threat.