LBJ Early College HS secured after reports of suspicious person on campus

Officials say no sign of shots fired after sweeping the campus twice
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Despite reports of an "active attack" situation at LBJ Early College High School in northeast Austin Monday afternoon, all students and staff are safe, officials said.

Austin ISD Police Chief Ashley Gonzalez said in a press conference that officials have identified an individual connected to a phone call that prompted the incident - which Gonzalez had earlier attributed to a report of a suspicious person on the campus.

Gonzalez said no shots were fired, and staff and students are safe. Police swept the building twice while working to clear the scene.

"This is what we’re trained for — worst-case scenario. We’re thankful that no one was hurt. We take these reports very seriously, and the investigation is continuing," said Gonzalez.

Austin-Travis County EMS officials first reported the incident around 1:15 p.m. Monday at the campus, located at 7309 Lazy Creek Drive. In addition to EMS and Austin ISD Police crews, Austin Police and Austin Fire resources also responded to the campus.

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Gonzalez said the campus was placed on "secure" while crews worked to clear the scene. EMS officials said no shots were fired, and no patients were found at the scene.

Gonzalez said the campus was released from "secure" back to normal school activities around 2:15 p.m., about an hour after the incident first began.

Additional information is expected to be shared by AISD on Tuesday.

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