DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS – (032118 )- 2ND THREAT AT ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ECISD

ODESSA, TEXAS/MARCH 21, 2018 – FOR A SECOND DAY IN A ROW, A MESSAGE THAT WAS SCRIBBLED ON A BATHROOM WALL AT ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL, THAT STATED, A SHOOTING WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW AT 11:00AM IS THE THIRD COPYCAT MESSAGE LEFT AT ECTOR THIS YEAR.

(MIKE ADKINS, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, ECISD)

“OUR BIGGEST CONCERN RIGHT NOW IS, WE GOTTA HAVE THE HELP OF PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO REPORT WHAT THEY KNOW. BECAUSE, SOMEBODY KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT’S BEING WRITTEN ON THESE BATHROOM WALLS. WE NEED A LITTLE INFORMATION TO TRY TO TRACK THIS DOWN. WE’RE FOLLOWING UP ON SOME LEADS RIGHT NOW.”

THE STUDENT BODY OF ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL IS APPROXIMATELY 1,600 STUDENTS. BETWEEN 500 TO 600 KIDS ATTENDED SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST.

(MIKE ADKINS, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, ECISD)

“WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A SCHOOL THAT’S IN IT’S 5TH YEAR OF IMPROVEMENT REQUIRED STATUS. RIGHT THERE, ABOUT TO BE SHUT DOWN BY THE STATE; WE HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN FOR CLOSING IT OR COMPLETELY RECONSTITUTING IT. AND ONLY A THIRD OF THE STUDENTS CAME TO SCHOOL TODAY, BECAUSE OF YESTERDAY’S THREAT. AND WE UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN, BUT WE ALSO NEED PARENTS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE KIDS NEED TO BE IN SCHOOL.”

ECISD POLICE ARE FOLLOWING UP ON POTENTIAL LEADS AND CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED, IF POSSIBLE. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION REGARDING THESE THREATENING MESSAGES CONTACT A TEACHER OR STUDENT CRIMESTOPPERS AT 432-333-TIPS CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEW, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera