HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Back to business as usual at Katy Junior High School after the campus was evacuated. Katy Independent School District police have taken possession of a broken cell phone that was initially reported as a possible bomb by a student.
Katy ISD confirmed to FOX 26 News reporter Andrea Watkins that the campus was evacuated as a precaution at around 11:30 a.m. Thursday because of the bomb threat rumor. The district released the following statement on Thursday:
Dear Katy Junior High Parents/Guardians and Staff:
This is a follow up to the 11:20 am email you received concerning the evacuation of KJH. As mentioned, we were informed by a student that another student had made claims to be in possession of what was described as an explosive device. We now know that a student brought a package to school that appeared to have wires attached to it. The student claimed that it was a bomb and then discarded the package. This same student later denied this claim. At this time the Katy ISD PD are looking for the discarded package to investigate the matter. Students are being monitored by staff during the evacuation and other arrangements will be made for students and staff should they be outside the classroom for an extended period of time today. We will provide additional information as we learn more.