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J-ville ISD responds to fears of 'Columbine-style' plot

JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) – On Wednesday, KLTV received a frantic phone call from a Jacksonville High School Mom, worried about what she called a "Columbine-style" plot that was broken up at the campus.

That mother wants to know why it took a week for the district to tell her what was going on.

On Thursday afternoon, after we questioned them, Jacksonville ISD finally sent out a phone message to parents.

We've learned that three students have now been separated from the rest of the student body while the investigation continues.

It was an anonymous phone call to the high school, a parent claiming their child overheard some other students talking about doing something dangerous. That was last Friday.

We asked the Jacksonville High School principal why no parents were notified.

"We did discuss it earlier, and felt like there wasn't any information that was solidified that we could share with our parents at the time," replied Principal Tammy Jones.

Jones says Jacksonville ISD immediately began investigating the anonymous tip. She says several students were interviewed, and three eventually separated from the student body.

No weapons were ever found on campus, and Jones says no students or staff were ever in danger.

But, during their regular high school staff meeting, staff members were told to review their "crisis procedures."

The investigation is ongoing.

The District Superintendent tells KLTV that no criminal charges have been filed against the three students, and he doesn't anticipate any.

The District is also confident those three students are the only ones who posed a threat.

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