Thursday, September 15, 2022, 6:30 a.m.

Wednesday evening, Victoria ISD received information from the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) regarding threatening social media posts by three Victoria East High School (VEHS) students. VCSO was alerted to the existence of these threats by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Receiving timely information from VCSO, including their intention to process felony arrests for all students involved, eliminates any safety threat to VEHS. This also allowed the campus leadership to do their due diligence in activating their campus safety protocols. Despite the elimination of the safety threat, campus and district leadership will have an elevated presence level, and normal campus operations will be in place today at school.

As always, we work diligently to discover, understand, and report facts to our community. While those results will never be produced as quickly as rumors or information from live events, our purpose is to be accurate with the information we provide our parents and community. 

The safety of our students remains VISD’s highest priority. We ask our parents to have regular conversations with their children regarding behavior and actions on social media and the repercussions they could face by making or participating in threats in the school environment on social media. Let your child know that if they hear of a rumored threat, share the information with a trusted adult and not spread it among peers so that the proper investigation can begin. 

Please remember, “if you SEE something, SAY something.”