MULESHOE, Texas — Muleshoe ISD, Thursday, received word of verbal threats that quickly turned into threatening text messages around 9:15 p.m., the school said in a statement.

Law enforcement was made aware of these threats and questioned the students involved overnight.

A meeting was set for 6:30 a.m. Friday for school administrators and City and County law enforcement to discuss safety measures.

The school’s statement indicated more information would be released. reached out the school for additional comment.

“It came down to a young lady and a cell phone and information being leaked,” Dr. R.L. Richards, Muleshoe ISD Superintendent said. “Then there became some concerns.”

According to Dr. Richards, the young lady was not even from the state, but previously enrolled at the school.

Dr. Richards said, “We feel confident that the threat has been eliminated.”

Just before 7:00 a.m. Friday, the school issued a secondary statement saying it would be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of the students.

“Student and staff safety is a priority for our school…I will say…the City of Muleshoe and Bailey Co. law enforcement did a wonderful job.”

Dr. R.L. Richards, Muleshoe ISD, Superintendent