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Tatum ISD: Investigation determines threat to high school was not credible

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Tatum ISD has determined that there was no threat made against the high school campus.

Initially, district officials reported that there was a threat.

Tatum ISD issued a statement this morning on Facebook saying that Monday night the high school administration received a tip that a student was going to possibly bring a weapon to the high school. Both principals went to the student's house with Rusk County Sheriff's Officers and were allowed to search the home.

Tuesday morning, the administration said they received another tip that the student was bringing a weapon to school. The post on Facebook read in part "out of an abundance of caution, additional law enforcement was on campus this morning."

As the student arrived with their parent this morning they were detained for questioning in front of the high school, according to Tatum ISD.

After an investigation, the district superintendent said there was no credible threat to the campus and that the threat was confirmed to be rumors.

Tatum ISD says "The safety and security of our students and staff are top priority. When we receive information about potential risks to student and staff safety, the District takes appropriate action to maintain safety and security."

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