Authorities have determined threats made on social media toward Hays High late Thursday were not credible, according to a press release.
That determination was reached after an overnight investigation was conducted by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a press release from Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office received numerous phone calls regarding acts of violence towards Hays High students.
On April 20, the threats were determined to have no credibility, Hays County officials said. However, Hays High School has requested an elevated law enforcement presence during school hours.
“I want to extend my appreciation again to all of the parents and students who immediately reached out to us on social media, the Hays Hopeline, our district’s Let’s Talk web feature, and to those who contacted law enforcement directly,” said Hays High School principal David Pierce. “We have asked that if you see something, say something, and you have responded. Together, with our close partnership with our friends and neighbors in law enforcement, we will keep Hays High School a safe campus.”
Hays CISD has not commented if the threats have any correlation to a proposed walkout against gun violence at Hays High scheduled for April 20.
In a statement to Hays High parents on Facebook, Pierce said the school will continue the day with normal operations, keeping safety in mind.