Ray High School in Texas was placed on lockdown after reports of a man with a gun on campus. Corpus Christi police confirmed officers were at the school and are currently investigating the incident.
According to the Caller Times, Leanne Libby, a spokesperson for the office of communications, said there was a reported concern about a possible threat, but there is no confirmation of a gun. The Caller also reports that the threat came the same day the school hosted Texas legislators to discuss gun violence in the wake of a school shooting in Florida last month.
The lockdown as issued around 12 p.m. local time.
A threat at Ray High School has prompted a lockdown at the school’s campus. CCISD Police Chief Kirby Warnke say the precautionary lockdown was put in place due to an unsubstantiated threat at the school.
According to Warnke, a student made a report of a possible threat, and CCISD PD is investigating. Ray High School Principal Cissy Reynolds-Perez says the school takes all reports seriously.
— Caller.com (@callerdotcom) March 6, 2018
W. B. Ray High School is a secondary school centrally located in Corpus Christi, Texas and is part of the Corpus Christi Independent School District. The school is named in honor of CCISD school board president, William Benton Ray. W. B. Ray High School opened in 1950. Ray High School is particular noted for its Socratic method, a system based on teacher and student interaction, that promulgates discussion and inquiry-based learning in the classroom.
W. B. Ray High School one of 46 high schools in Texas designated as a World School by the International Baccalaureate Program. W. B. Ray High School is the only high school in CCISD which offers the International Baccalaureate Program and is CCISD’s only program for Gifted and Talented students at the High School level, offering higher level academic courses that surpass Honors and AP courses in both rigor and difficulty.
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