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Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:47 PM

Updated: Dec 20, 2012 10:18 PM

EDCOUCH - Edcouch-Elsa school district officials said they are reviewing the district's policy on lock-in procedures.

The Edcouch-Elsa High School was locked-in Thursday afternoon. The district's police chief said someone threatened to hurt the students, but the threat was never confirmed. The lock-in was just a precaution.

Parents were upset because they were not notified about the incident.

School officials said the reason parents were not called was because the threat was not substantiated.

"During a lock-in, we secure the entrances (and) nobody is allowed in or out," Assistant Principal Jaime Garcia said.

"During a lockdown, the teachers are advised to put everybody in a safe area, away from windows and doors," he said.

District officials said they will take another look at their policies to ensure better communication with parents.

Topics: edcouch elsa, school district, lockdown, jaime garcia

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