Dallas K–12 Districts Receive Violent Threats After Outlet Mall Shooting

Two Dallas school districts received threats of violence recently following a shooting at Allen Premium Outlets over the weekend in Dallas, Texas, according to local news.

Plano ISD received reports of a general threat on social media on Monday, May 8, that wasn’t geared toward any particular school or district. “Plano ISD takes all threats seriously, and our district safety and security personnel have notified the Plano Police Department regarding this rumor,” said a district email. “While no credible threat has been identified, Plano ISD follows all district policies and practices to safeguard our students and schools and has a number of safety features and practices in place on each campus to help prevent and mitigate incidents.”

Similarly, Frisco ISD became aware of a threat made via social media on Sunday, May 7, according to local news. According to a district email, a secondary school was the target of the threat, but all district schools would be taking steps toward extra precautions and that all absences on May 8 would be excused.

“After this past weekend’s events at the Allen Premium Outlets and Stonebriar Mall, we understand that safety concerns are high in our community, especially when it comes to our students,” said the email from Dr. Mike Waldrip, Frisco ISD Superintendent. “Frisco ISD supports the Frisco Police Department’s full prosecution of any individual that threatens harm to our students, staff, and campuses.”

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