Police investigate threats at several North Texas schools

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Several schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were on high alert Monday morning because of threats.

Grand Prairie ISD said someone called in to report a bomb at South Grand Prairie High School Monday morning. Students were evacuated and police swept the campus but did not find anything. Investigators believe the call was a hoax.

In Arlington, police and firefighters checked out a similar report of a suspicious device placed on the Bailey Junior High campus.  The school had a perimeter lockout until given the all-clear. Authorities said the threat was not credible.

The Fort Worth Catholic Diocese said St. Andrew’s Catholic School also got a threatening phone call just before 11 a.m. The diocese would not elaborate on the nature of the call but police records indicate a male threatened to “shoot up the school.”

“We have officers at the school to ensure everyone is safe while the incident is being investigated,” said Sgt. Chris Britt at the Fort Worth Police Department.

The school was placed on lockdown while police investigated.