April 23, 2014
Last week, the City of San Antonio received a threat being made toward a Northside ISD area school. The threat was not specific to a particular school, but did allude to mass violence being committed on or around the 24th of April.
While SAPD has deemed the threat “non-credible,” any threat to public safety deserves our full attention, especially a threat against innocent children. As a parent with children in the public school system, I have great confidence in the actions taken by Police Chief William McManus and the SAPD to make certain our schools are safe.
In response to the threat, public safety officials are on high alert and using their expertise to keep the public safe. Northside ISD, in partnership with local law enforcement, has announced that they will be enacting a controlled access plan at all elementary schools. Again, while officials believe the threat is not credible, we encourage everyone to remain vigilant.
Our secondary focus needs to be on identifying the person or persons making these threats and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. We ask anyone with tips or information which may help authorities with this situation be directed to (210) 225-TIPS (8477) or (210) 207-SAPD (7273).
The importance of this mission cannot be over stated. Public Safety is the most fundamental mission our city has and the safety of our children should never be compromised. I want to thank all of our first responders and local law enforcement agencies for answering the call to protect and serve.