June 5, 2014 8:22 AM
BROWNSVILLE - Police are at the hospital, guarding the suspect involved an eight-hour standoff yesterday. According to Brownsville officers, Marco Antonio Gonzalez shot himself in the midsection, after the woman he held hostage escaped.
A neighbor recorded Monica Lizette Robles running out of the home just before 6 p.m.... more »
June 4, 2014 4:27 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A standoff in a Brownsville neighborhood made dismissal difficult at a nearby school.
Parents spent most of the day near Benavides Elementary as officers surrounded a house a block away from campus.
School officials said the campus went into a soft lockdown. They say the students... more »
May 16, 2014 11:32 AM
LA JOYA - A chase ended in a fatal accident near La Joya High School. Authorities are searching for four people, including the driver who fled on foot. As a result of the search, La Joya High School, Lorenzo De Zavala Middle School, and West Academy are on lockdown.
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April 8, 2014 8:32 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - School officials in Rio Grande City said they will be more vigilant on campus after an illegal immigrant caused some tense moments at a middle school on Tuesday.
Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District officials said they are not changing anything about their security... more »
February 13, 2014 8:25 PM
MISSION - Police arrested a man who they say fired a gun near two schools Thursday in Mission.
Kenneth White Junior High and O'Grady Elementary went into lockdown at 11:30 a.m. as police tried to locate the source of the gunfire.
School employees reported the gunfire to police.... more »
February 13, 2014 11:47 AM
MISSION - Two Mission schools were briefly on lockdown as police investigated reports of a shooting in the area. A Mission CISD official said O'Grady Elementary School and K. White Junior High School were both put on lockdown as a precaution.
The lockdown lasted about 15 minutes. School officials... more »
February 13, 2014 8:32 AM
RAYMONDVILLE - The warden at the Willacy County Correctional Center ordered a lockdown after a fight broke out. That's according to a CHANNEL 5 NEWS source.
State, county, and local law enforcement all responded to the center just after 9 p.m. Wednesday because of a disturbance. The scene was... more »
October 18, 2013 12:49 PM
MONTE ALTO - Classes are back in session in Monte Alto. Earlier this morning, reports of shots fired forced the school district into lockdown.
Monte Alto ISD Interim Superintendent Olivia Almanza Pena said all the campuses were put on lockdown after calls came in about shots fired in the... more »
October 18, 2013 8:39 AM
MONTE ALTO - School officials in Monte Alto ISD confirmed their campuses are on lockdown. We're told shots were heard near the schools.
Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies were called to the scene. No injuries have been reported. The superintendent said the lockdowns were done as a precaution.
The... more »
October 7, 2013 12:55 PM
MISSION - Border Patrol agents detained several people near a Sharyland ISD campus. Harry Shimotsu Elementary was placed on lockdown, after school officials noticed people hiding in neighboring brush. Police were called to the scene.
The school is in the Shary Plantation community near Glasscock and San Mateo. Officers... more »
May 30, 2013 12:40 PM
HARLINGEN - A pellet gun resulted in a lockdown at KEYS Academy in Harlingen. Police were called this morning after someone spotted a gun in the campus parking lot.
The school was placed on lockdown. Police found the pellet gun. Officers said it was in a student's car, and... more »
May 8, 2013 8:02 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A group of illegal immigrants is being processed for deportation after being arrested near a school in Edinburg.
The immigrants tried to escape forcing Guerra Elementary School to go into lockdown.
Edinburg police, school district police and Border Patrol surrounded an area just south of... more »
December 20, 2012 10:47 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... more »
December 18, 2012 5:35 PM
MERCEDES - South Texas Independent School District officials are asking parents to check the contact information they provide. The request comes after the district's campuses in Mercedes went into lockdown Tuesday morning.
The lockdown happened at 8:45 a.m. Amanda Odom, district spokeswoman, said the security team received a call... more »
November 20, 2012 4:33 PM
MERCEDES - A lockdown has been lifted at the South Texas Independent School District complex in Mercedes. The complex includes Med-High and Sci-Tech schools.
The complex went into lockdown after a Mercedes patrol officer heard shots nearby, Mercedes Police Chief Olga Maldonado said.
Police said there was no... more »
November 8, 2012 1:29 PM
MISSION - A lockdown at O'Grady Elementary School in Mission is over. School administrators were forced to shut down the campus, while authorities searched for illegal immigrants in the area.
Mission police say they tried pulling over the driver of a pickup. We're told the driver refused to stop.... more »
October 10, 2012 12:59 PM
MCALLEN - The arrests of two burglary suspects led to brief lockdowns at two McAllen schools.
Officials locked down Seguin Elementary and Lincoln Middle School as a precaution this morning. School administrators say the lockdown lasted about 10 minutes at the request of McAllen police.
Officers were arresting... more »
October 4, 2012 10:46 PM
MERCEDES - The search continues for an armed man who allegedly assaulted a woman in Mercedes.
The woman drove to the Mercedes Early Childhood Center to ask for help, raising concerns among parents.
Police converged on the school and the campus went into lockdown, as officers tried to... more »
October 1, 2012 1:11 PM
EDINBURG - Two Edinburg elementary schools were on lockdown, as authorities searched for suspects.
The search took place near Cesar Chavez and Canton. School officials said Betts and Esparza elementary schools were put on lockdown as a precaution.
The lockdowns were lifted just after noon, when Edinburg CISD... more »
September 21, 2012 12:44 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Classes at Veterans Memorial High School in Brownsville are back to normal, after a brief lockdown this morning.
Administrators reported hearing noises that sounded like gunshots being fired across the river. The campus was put on a soft lockdown for about an hour. During that time, students... more »
July 18, 2012 4:26 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A lockdown at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville was lifted. The baby hospital staff was looking for has been found safe.
Police say the incident may have stemmed from a misunderstanding within the hospital.
May 31, 2012 12:19 AM
MISSION - A call about a suspicious vehicle led police to an illegal immigrant stash house and put one Mission elementary school on lockdown.
One illegal immigrant running from the law climbed a fence and got on to Pearson Elementary School property. The school quickly put the campus on... more »
March 8, 2012 1:00 PM
SAN BENITO - San Benito school officials say they've lifted lockdowns on two campuses.
Veterans Memorial Academy was placed on lockdown for about 20 minutes as Border Patrol agents pursued suspects in the area. Those suspects have been arrested.
Across town, Fred Booth Elementary was placed on lockdown... more »
February 17, 2012 12:57 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Four people, including a teen, were arrested for firing guns near Highway 281, which caused a lockdown at a Brownsville school.
It happened, around 6:30 Thursday night on Vasquez Ranch Road. The three men and a teen were target shooting near Veterans Memorial High School. School officials... more »
February 1, 2012 4:33 PM
MERCEDES - People living on a street in Mercedes called CHANNEL 5 NEWS wanting to know what was happening in their neighborhood street. It was a shooting on the 700 block of Colorado Street.
It happened around 2 Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of Colorado. The street was... more »
January 31, 2012 4:29 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Three Brownsville men are facing criminal charges after leading police on a pursuit Tuesday morning.
Police say the men are suspected behind several car thefts. The pursuit ended at the Jefferson Square Apartments near downtown Brownsville. Two magnet schools on the central administration campus were put in... more »
January 31, 2012 1:06 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Lockdowns at two Brownsville schools have been lifted. The campuses were placed on lockdown as police searched the downtown area for burglary suspects.
The schools on lockdown were two magnet schools. Authorities ordered the lockdowns as a precaution. Police responded to calls of someone breaking into cars... more »
January 25, 2012 5:37 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A standoff in Brownsville comes to an end with police managing to get an armed teen to put his weapon down peacefully.
There were a lot of concerned parents in the Southmost neighborhood. They were asking questions about who was involved in the stand-off that started just... more »
January 25, 2012 4:42 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Two schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday because of a standoff between police and an armed suspect in the Southmost area of Brownsville.
Brownsville police were in a standoff with an armed suspect in the area of La Plaza and La Posada streets. Several police officers responded.... more »
January 6, 2012 6:40 PM
EDINBURG - More reports of gunfire near Harwell Middle School have parents and students on edge. The students were locked inside the building for nearly an hour Friday while police searched nearby.
Sitting, waiting, thinking about what happened just before the holiday break, a shooting that injured two students,... more »
January 6, 2012 1:01 PM
EDINBURG - Lockdowns at Harwell Middle School and Carmen Avila Elementary north of Edinburg have been lifted. Students were kept inside early Friday morning while sheriff's deputies investigated calls of shots fired.
Several times Friday morning, the sheriff's office took calls of gun shots heard near both Carmen Avila... more »
December 17, 2011 12:56 AM
LA JOYA - Smugglers have forced one Valley school district to change their emergency plan. The schools in La Joya ISD are right in the heart of the drug and human smuggling corridor. That's forcing district officials to change their emergency plans.
Federal law requires every district to have... more »
December 11, 2011 7:56 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A Border Patrol search forced a lockdown at a Lower Valley high school Friday.
Agents were looking for some illegal immigrants around 11 Friday morning near Pace High School. The agency contacted BISD about the operation. In turn, school leaders put the school on lockdown for nearly... more »