SHERMAN, Tex. -- Officials at Sherman High School say reports of a
lockdown on campus Friday morning are exaggerated.
According to Superintendent Al Hambrick, Sherman ISD officials got word of a possible fight among the students, so they took a proactive stance and questioned several students about what they knew. School officials kept the other students in their first period class in the meantime.
School officials say they are making a point that any inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
"We do have plans in place. We followed our plans, extended first period, got on announcements to stay in class until the situation could be investigated. We did not go into formal lockdown situation," Sherman High School principal Thomas O’Neal says.
Sherman police officials say they are working with Sherman High School as a precaution, but say they were not able to identify any threats.
Rumors started early Friday morning of possible altercations on campus. Students were held in their first-period classrooms until school officials were able to locate and question those students involved in the threat.
Sherman Police Sgt. Bruce Dawsey says the situation has been blown out of proportion by rampant rumors.
No one has been injured, and police say students are not in danger and that this is standard procedure for this type of threat.