LITTLEFIELD, Texas– The Littlefield Police Department was investigating an incident at Littlefield High School after reports of a lockdown from the school district Tuesday. Littlefield ISD Superintendent Mike Read also released a statement later in the afternoon, which stemmed from a student who possibly had a firearm on the campus.
At approximately 11:15 a.m., the school district’s administration was notified that a student may have brought a gun to the high school.
A lockdown was initiated while the district investigated the incident. However, there was no firearm discovered on the campus, the superintendent said.
The lockdown was lifted by 11:25 a.m.
Read the full news release from the superintendent below:
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PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 16, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: Mike Read Superintendent of Schools Littlefield ISD
As the designated spokesperson and superintendent for the Littlefield Independent School District (the “District,” I am issuing the following statement:
On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at approximately 11:15 a.m., the District’s administration received a report that a District student may have brought a gun to the High School. Immediately, the District’s administration began investigating this alleged threat and took direct and deliberate measures to ensure the safety of its students and employees. Included in those safety measures was instituting a temporary “lockdown” of the campus until approximately 11:25 a.m. The District’s investigation did not discover a firearm on campus. The District further immediately contacted local lawn enforcement officials, and they responded immediately.
Student safety and welfare are of paramount importance to the District, and we take every allegation of a school safety violation seriously. We believe there is no present danger to our students and schools. Nonetheless, we will continue to take all measures necessary to ensure that its students are educated in a safe learning environment at all of our campuses.
Possession of a firearm on school property by a student is an extremely serious violation of the Student Code of Conduct, District policy and is a criminal matter. This incident is being treated as such. All required actions concerning this matter have been taken by the Detnct and law enforcement. Slate and federal law prohibit the District from disclosing personally identifiable student information. Therefore, the District cannot provide further information on this matter.
The District will continue to fully cooperate with all authorities having Jurisdiction over this matter as needed and to the fullest extent permitted by law
As Superintendent of Schools, I am very proud of the students, staff, and Littlefield Police Department for the prompt and proactive measure taken in resolving this situation.
Mike Read, Superintendent of Schools, Littlefield ISD