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Police confirm no active shooter following 'situation' at Waco High

Posted at 2:30 PM, Sep 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-13 21:04:42-04

WACO, Texas — A large police presence descended on Waco High School on Tuesday afternoon following a "situation" and report of an "active shooter."

Waco police said multiple agencies were on the scene, and later confirmed there was no active shooter.

"WPD officers and agencies are still clearing the building to ensure the safety of students, staff, and faculty," said police.

Parents were notified by Waco ISD that they could go to the BASE at the Extrao Events Center for dismissal.

"Out of an abundance of caution, Lake Air Montessori Magnet School, Hillcrest PDS, and Crestview are on a “Secure," said Waco ISD. "We plan on normal dismissal at these campuses."

A call came in just before 2 p.m. reporting an active shooter on campus. Dozens of police units rushed to the school, and started clearing campus room by room.

Parents were left trying to figure out what was happening, as rumors circulated on social media.

"It's the worst case scenario for a mother," Selsa Perez told 25 News. "I'm going to hug him [her son] and tell him I love him."

District spokeswoman Alice Jauregui said when the first call came in they wasted no time.

"We do train year round, whether it be students doing drills, or teachers doing trainings," said Jauregui.

Other schools across the state, including ones in Hill and Harris Counties, also received false reports of active shooters.

It's not known if any of the calls are related.