MOODY, Texas — Moody ISD parents packed a school board meeting Wednesday night, saying they were outraged by the way the district handled an apparent firearm threat.
Superintendent Gary Martel said it is all coming from false information circulating on social media.
Martel said an investigation was done by the principal of the school and determined there was no threat to students. He said he wished he would have handled things differently.
"Thursday there was supposedly a comment about guns in one of our schools. Immediately, the principal had the situation under control and was checking and realized it was hearsay," Martel said. "Someone overheard something that really didn't have anything to do with it. At that point, they resolved it. We did protect that student at that point. We also chose not to do a call out to create more concerns."
Martel released the following statement:
During the evening on Feb. 7, false information circulated on social media about a perceived firearm threat made at Moody High School during the school day. Moody ISD will investigate all concerns and deal with any credible threat or safety issue on our campuses. When appropriate, our local law enforcement and our parents will be notified immediately. We also understand that our parents may deal with unwarranted and erroneous information on social media. It is unfortunate that some people use social media as a tool to create discord and doubt which can turn misinformation into a much more complex issue and in turn disrupt the educational process. As always, a person may contact our campus administration and or Superintendent when they have questions.