Garden City School No Longer on Lockdown 10/24/13
CBS 7 News
Glasscock County Independent School District was on “soft” lock-down earlier after the superintendent received a report of a threat against a family in the district. That lock-down was soon after lifted, but parents say it was for the best.
"They handled it good, they handled it good," says parent, Valentin Quintann. He says it was smart for the school to go into lock-down mode.
Sheriff Keith Burnett tells CBS 7 that they believe the threat was from the student's grandfather, James William Allison Jr.
With the help of Homeland Security, the sheriff's department has since located Allison in Nevada. Once located, administrators felt it was safe for students to come outside of the school. For parents, that was a relief.
"Oh, I don't know, I his I just, I wanted to go get her, " says Quintann.
Sheriff Burnett says the whole investigation went very, very smoothly.
UPDATE 12:47pm ****
Garden City is no longer under lockdown.
GARDEN CITY, TX - CBS7 has confirmed that Garden City High School is under lockdown after a threat had been made against someone inside the school.
Glasscock County ISD Superintendent Tom Weeaks says that the school is currently under a "soft lockdown".
CBS7 has a crew on the way to the scene. Stay tuned for details on this developing story...