Police searched Murphy Middle School after the school was placed on lockdown for a potential threat reported Wednesday, Feb. 15.
“One student believed that they saw another student with something that they believed was unsafe,” said Murphy Police Chief Chris Chandler.
When that was reported to staff, the school was placed on lockdown according to protocol, Chandler said.
Because of its proximity to McMillen High School, that school was also briefly placed in a secure status until it was determined that nothing had occurred, and the campus was safe, the chief added.
“After interviewing all parties involved in the incident, reviewing all available video, and searching the immediate areas of the parties that were reported to have been involved, it was determined that the school was safe and the lockdown was lifted,” Chandler summed up.
He said Plano ISD safety and security personnel, school administrators and members of the Murphy Police Department worked together to ensure the safety of the students and staff members.