Officials deem rumors of possible violence at Yoakum High to be false
Jan. 15, 2013 at 11 p.m.
Updated Jan. 15, 2013 at 7:16 p.m.
Parents of high school, junior high and intermediate students who were not notified by a phone call should contact the school district at 361-293-3162 to update contact information.
Yoakum ISD officials decided to have class Tuesday, after rumors of a possible gun on the high school campus were found to be false.
Tom Kelley, superintendent of schools, said he was notified by the Yoakum Police Department about 9:30 p.m. Monday about a note alleging a gun on campus.
After an investigation, police told Kelley about midnight that there was no evidence of a note or a gun.
Police officers were on duty at the high school campus, and a K-9 detection service was contacted to perform a random security search.
Yoakum ISD notified parents of high school, junior high and intermediate students about the incident.
"Some parents felt they still did not want their children to be at school, and they pulled them out and we understand that. ... There was significantly more absences today than on the average," Kelley said.