Stevenson Middle School Placed On Lockdown Over Social Media Threat

HISD identified the student believed to be responsible

Stevenson Middle School.

The Houston Independent School District said a social media threat caused a lockdown at Stevenson Middle School in southeast Houston early Monday, February 19.

According to, Tracy Clemmens, a spokesman for the HISD, said authorities were made aware of the threat in the morning and the school was placed on lockdown. That lockdown was lifted about a half-hour later.

Clemmens said that officials want to assure parents that everyone at the school is safe and there is no need to pick up their children.

HISD identified the student believed to be responsible, and he was not on campus at the time. HISD said he will now face "appropriate disciplinary action."

Last Friday, February 16, Fort Bent County Sheriff's Office said two teenagers accused in separate incidents of making threats through social media to harm people at two Fort Bend County Schools have been arrested.

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