Superintendent Says “Better Safe Than Sorry”
Darren Doyle, story:
Superintendent Patrick Waddell has confirmed that the incident involving what was first announced as a threat has now ended.
He said earlier this morning, they received an anonymous tip that an ECMS student had an apparent hit list. The student was removed from the school bus and questioned.
After investigation in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office and the Brownsville PD, the school confirmed there was no list, no weapons, or nothing else discovered to be a credible threat.
”We appreciate the information we were given,” said Waddell. “We investigate all matters like this. At this time, this perceived threat is over. Our view is that it’s better to be safe than sorry.”
Waddell said no charges or disciplinary actions are being directed at the student at this time.
”We also want to thank our Sheriff’s Office, the Brownsville Police, and our School Resource Officer for their work during this incident.”