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Clear Lake High School Lockdown Update
Press Release
Monday, March 05, 2018


League City, TX – This morning, a Clear Lake High School student informed the school that her ex-boyfriend had threatened to cause her harm. She reported seeing the male on campus today. This person is not a Clear Lake High School student. Based on this information and as a measure of precaution, Clear Lake High School went into lockdown while police searched the building and the outside area.

In a lockdown, students and staff are trained to go inside a room and lock the door behind them; and sometimes that room is not necessarily their assigned class. Students and staff conduct this training twice a year with law enforcement, a Clear Creek ISD requirement following the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.

Multiple police agencies were involved in the search. The 20-year old male was eventually located in Pasadena, where he lives. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant unrelated to this matter.

Once police gave the campus the all clear, Clear Lake High School went into Protect Mode. Essentially, this is when the exterior doors remain locked but students are allowed to walk within the campus. During this phase, students were asked to return to their class so attendance could be taken. The principal was able to address them over the intercom and the teachers were able to talk with their students about the events. CCISD’s crisis counselors were available to any student or staff member.

In a letter home to parents, principal Karen Engle stated, “It is my hope that we kept you, our parents, informed along the way. For those who understandably came to the campus out of concern, thank you for your grace and patience as you waited outside. Keeping a firm parameter is for everyone’s safety.” Approximately 400 of the 2,500 student body left school with their parent or guardian once the Protect Mode was lifted.

Extra counselors will be available to students and staff tomorrow. Clear Lake High School will also maintain extra police presence at the school. The campus is also hosting a question and answer session for parents at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

The initial threat made against the Clear Lake High School student is under investigation by the Houston Police Department.

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