ALPINE, TX – Students at Alpine High School in Alpine, TX were sent home early Monday afternoon after a bomb threat was called into the school.
According to Alpine ISD, on Aug. 21, 2023, the Brewster County Sheriff Office's Bomb Squad was called to Alpine High School following a bomb threat on campus.
The school was evacuated, and as of now, it is believed that all students and staff are safe.
The BBCO and Alpine Police are currently investigating the situation.
The following is a release from the school:
“Local law enforcement received a bomb threat call for Alpine High School this morning. AHS students and staff have evacuated at this time. All students and staff are safe.
At 1:00 we will be doing a whole campus dismissal of campus students and staff. Law enforcement will be clearing the building all afternoon. AES and AMS will not be dismissing and will be in school the remainder of the day.
We will release students that have vehicles to leave for the day.
Those students will be with Mrs. Low and she will verify by phone conversation that those students have permission to leave in their own vehicle. They will be bused to the front HS parking lot then released in own vehicle.
Other students will be released at Kokernot Park to their parents or guardians. They can pick them up at the swimming pool parking lot. Students must be checked out by staff to parents before they are able to leave.
Nobody will be able to re enter the building today.
Any students not picked up by 1:15 will be transported by the district to AMS and remain there until end of day dismissal.
Please be patient with us we work through a structured release for 300 students.
Mr. Jarrett Vickers, AHS Principal
Dr. Michelle Rinehart, AISD Superintendent”