A Van ISD district employee confirms that all Van schools are on low-level lockdown Thursday afternoon.
The lockdown is due to the area's proximity to the interstate. After this morning's shooting of an Assistant District Attorney in Kaufman County, followed by the announcement that two suspects are on the run and possibly headed to the East Texas area, administration thought it best to take this precautionary measure.
In order to keep the students safe, the doors will remain locked throughout the school day and teachers will escort students to buses and parents' cars at the school day's usual dismissal time.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:57:54 GMT
The Rusk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane that crashed near East Texas Regional Airport in Gregg County Thursday evening.Sgt. David Roberts with the Rusk County Sheriff's Office tells KLTVMore >>
Authorities say pilot, who was alone onboard, did not suffer serious injuries.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 00:33:55 GMT
According to the Smith County Sheriff's Department, a body was found in a burned car on County Road 3101, which is Barber Road, in Smith County. We have a crew en route to the scene and will have moreMore >>
According to the Smith County Sheriff's Department, a body was found in a burned car on County Road 3101, which is Barber Road, in Smith County. More >>