As you know, yesterday evening our campus administrations were made aware of an image circulating on social media that featured a student holding a hand gun, an automatic gun laying on the floor, and a direct threat made toward both PHS and Stockdick JH. Katy ISD police immediately begun an investigation and has now informed us that a suspect in connection to the post has been taken into custody and arrested.
Additional police presence will remain on our campuses throughout the day.
The individual in custody, as well as any student who makes a threat, will be disciplined to the fullest extent allowable by law and the Katy ISD Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct.
Finally, our community is often the first line of defense when it comes to reporting suspicious activity and potential threats. Our collective efforts in notifying authorities of such information reinforces the safety and security of our schools. Thank you for your patience, tips, and understanding as this investigation took place.
Mindy Dickerson Mark McCord
Paetow HS Stockdick JH
UPDATE: Katy ISD Police Chief have identified the gun found in one of the images circulating for the Paetow High School Social media threat is not an automatic gun, but rather a semi-automatic gun.