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Published on May 22, 2024
Lago Vista High School on Lockdown, No Active Threat Confirmed, Students Being ReleasedSource: Larry D. Moore, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Students and staff at Lago Vista High School found themselves in a tense situation Wednesday afternoon as the school was placed on lockdown, with police swarming the campus in response to an undisclosed incident. According to the Lago Vista Police Department, although emergency units rushed to the scene on Lohman Ford Road, there was "no active threat," as reported by KVUE.

The lockdown, which commenced around 12:15 p.m., led to a flurry of concern among the community, parents were initially told to avoid the school until further notice, however, authorities have since begun releasing students who can drive themselves home, and the situation remains fluid and updates are being provided by the school district, information about this developing situation is scant, as officials have yet to disclose the reason behind the lockdown, this according to CBS Austin.

Parents and guardians, eager for reunion with their children, have been advised to await further instructions from Lago Vista ISD, as the process of reuniting students with their families continues. In the meantime, the high school's campus remains under tight security as the lockdown continues with no clear end in sight.

As families and the local community await further details, the police have maintained communication channels, assuring that the safety of the students and staff is their immediate priority, in the midst of a situation with more questions than answers, all eyes remain on Lago Vista High School where the lockdown has become the epicenter of local, parental concern.