False alarm at Brownwood High School

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BROWNWOOD, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A social media post claiming that a school shooting scenario occurred at Brownwood High School Monday has proven to be false, according to a statement by Brownwood superintendent Dr. Joe Young. 

Dr. Young stated that a routine patrol by the Brownwood Police Department asked students to return inside or leave the parking area as school was letting out for the day.

This action was misunderstood by some as a lockdown drill and some students were asked by staff to not leave the building. 

The Brownwood P.D. added their own statement, confirming that there was a miscommunication and no threat to the school.

“We will continue to work with our partners at BISD to ensure the safety and security of our children remain our top priority.” Brownwood P.D. Chief Terry Nichols said in the statement, “As with any fluid event such as this, communication and messaging can be challenging.” 

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