‘Multiple physical altercations’ reported at Hightower High School

No serious injuries were reported after "multiple physical altercations" at Hightower High School on Friday, Fort Bend ISD says.

According to a statement from Fort Bend ISD, three events occurred in succession that led to one student being arrested and others facing disciplinary action. 

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Officials said one student was arrested for having an airsoft gun on campus, and two groups of students are facing disciplinary action for being involved in one verbal and one physical altercation during lunch. 

School officials said an image was also circulated via AirDrop among students that alleged there would be an attack on the campus. Police are said to be investigating the matter, which appeared to be unrelated to the other incidents. There is no evidence to suggest the threat was credible. 

According to the statement, at no time was there an active shooter and no shots were fired on campus. No serious injuries were reported. 

"We thank our FBISD police officers and other members of local law enforcement for their timely and coordinated response to assist our school. We also commend those students who reported information to administrators and staff and showed genuine concern about the inappropriate behavior exhibited by a small subset of students."


School officials said counselors will be on hand Monday for students and staff who would like assistance due to the events. Additional, extra police officers will be on campus. 

Hightower High School has also begun planning for assemblies with its student body to reinforce the social, emotional and behavioral expectations that are required and expected. 

Saturday's football game will continue as scheduled with additional officers present.