2 Houston middle schools receive bomb threats

Two Houston ISD middle schools received bomb threats Thursday afternoon. 

HISD reports both Pershing Middle School and Hogg Middle School were put on lockdown following the threats.


The lockdowns have been lifted at both campuses and students were released at normal times.

Parents and staff of each school were notified of the threats as HISD Police and Houston Police began investigating the threats. 

At Pershing, students sheltered in place until the lockdown was lifted and instruction continued.

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At Hogg, students sheltered in place, as officers secured the campus. The lockdown lifted in time for release.

The district says there are no reports of any injuries.

The district sent the following statement to FOX 26 on Thursday evening saying: 
"The Houston ISD Police Department is investigating bomb threats called into Pershing and Hogg middle schools on Thursday, March 31. Investigating officers believe the threats are likely related and may have been made by the same person. We want to thank the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, and the Bellaire Police Department for their assistance securing and inspecting our schools during today’s investigation. The safety and security of our students and staff is always our top priority. If you have any information, please call the HISD Police Department at (713) 842-3715."