AUSTIN (KXAN) - A threat discovered inside one of Westlake High School's bathrooms on Thursday morning is causing the Eanes Independent School District to ramp up their security over the next 24 hours.
According to Claudia McWhorter, a spokesperson for EISD, a Westlake HS student notified an administrator of graffiti on a bathroom stall. The graffiti was written and pictorial, referencing a threat to the high school on Friday.
"Of course we have to take every threat seriously, so we have been and continue to work with law enforcement, including working with the two Travis County Sheriff's Officers who are stationed within Westlake," said McWhorter.
The school will have extra law enforcement patrols around the school overnight and throughout the day on Friday. Westlake High's doors will also be locked until 8 a.m. on Friday. Early morning athletes and band students will be able to enter designated, monitored doors.
The district sent home letter to parents regarding the situation on Thursday afternoon.
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