ODESSA, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- UPDATE: Ector County ISD officials gave an update Tuesday afternoon following a bomb threat at Permian High School. In a news release, the district said no explosives or suspicious items were found.
“Permian High School and district officials are angry and frustrated to have school interrupted this way. ECISD will continue to work with other local, state and federal agencies to identify the person, or people, responsible for making these threats and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Again, we want to thank all of the local law enforcement agencies who responded and helped investigate the threat and keep our people safe. Thank you to Permian’s staff, students and parents who, for the second day in a row, responded extremely well to a scary, stressful situation,” the district said.
ECISD leaders said Permian High School dismissal will begin at 4:00 p.m. with students dismissing from the field, students will not have time to re-enter the building before school lets out for the day.
“It will likely take a little bit longer than usual, and we are asking parents, in advance, for patience. Buses will pick up from their normal spot and parents can pick up from their regular location, too,” the district said in a statement.
Ector County ISD said emergency personnel responded to PHS after an anonymous person placed a call to 911 and said there was a bomb on Permian’s campus. After checking the perimeter of the school, students were evacuated to the field; however students will not be dismissed until the situation is resolved.
Law enforcement is currently working to clear the school.
Ector County ISD officials said law enforcement agencies are responding to Permian High School after a bomb threat was made against the school. Officials are “implementing emergency procedures”, no additional information was released.
This response comes on the heels of several “hoax” calls Monday at schools across west Texas, including a scare at Permian in which someone called 911 and said there was a student with a gun on campus.
We have a reporter on the way to the scene and will provide updates as more information becomes available.