2 Austin ISD schools resume normal operations after reports of ‘armed subjects’

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Austin ISD Police Department patrol car (KXAN photo/Erin Cargile)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police with the Austin Independent School District responded to two separate campuses Friday afternoon after reports of armed subjects.

Chief of AISD Police Ashley Gonzalez said officers went to Murchison Middle School in west Austin and Northeast Early College High School in east Austin.

Gonzalez said both schools were placed on “secure” status while the investigation took place. The district said Northeast went into “secure” mode at 1:51 p.m. and Murchison at 2:01 p.m.

After about 20 minutes, Murchison Middle resumed normal operations after no weapon was found, according to the district. Northeast ECHS was also released and is returning back to normal.

The district released a statement to KXAN Friday afternoon:

“No weapons were found after extensive searches of the campus. We appreciate the vigilance of our campus communities who heard claims of a gun on campus and quickly told police, who then investigated the incidents. Our systems worked. We remind everyone: if you see something, say something.”

The police chief reiterates these are two separate incidents.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.

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