ODESSA, TX — A fire alarm was pulled at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas Thursday morning, causing students and staff to be evacuated, said Ector County ISD officials.
The district says they received a report that a student saw someone with a gun, but after investigating, officials emphasized there is no active shooter situation on the campus.
We have heard a report that a student had a gun. Our officers are investigating that. They are asking any students who saw anything to please contact them right away. That is unconfirmed at this point...2/3— Ector County ISD (@EctorCountyISD) October 10, 2019
The school said the situation was very confusing, but order is now restored and updates will be posted as the district learns more about what happened on Thursday morning.
During the morning, the fire alarm was pulled causing some students to run from the school. Others followed the evacuation procedures. There were some classrooms that went into lockdown. The situation was very confused. Order is now restored. We will send more as we learn more.— Ector County ISD (@EctorCountyISD) October 10, 2019
At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Ector County ISD first released a statement about the situation, saying "There are rumors of some sort of emergency inside of the school. "Nothing is substantiated. Police are at the school. Updates to come."
IMPORTANT: Within the last 30 minutes the fire alarm was pulled at Permian High School. As students and staff evacuated, we heard rumors of some sort of emergency inside the school. Nothing is substantiated. Police are at the school. Updates to come.— Ector County ISD (@EctorCountyISD) October 10, 2019
This a developing story.