School district stays on high alert after second letter received

By adriana_acosta

Jan. 12, 2011 at 5:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 11, 2011 at 7:12 p.m.

BAY CITY - Bay City school district has received a second threatening letter.

The letter, addressed to Superintendent Keith Brown, was found Tuesday in a mail box belonging to Riverside Park, a city park located on Farm-to-Market Road 2668.

This is the fifth threat to the district in recent weeks.

"The letter appears to have been written in the same style and manner as the previous letter, which demanded policy changes in the Bay City Independent School District," said Steven Reis, district attorney for Matagorda County in a statement released by his office.

The letter has been taken into evidence and will be analyzed, he said.Local authorities, the Texas Rangers and the FBI are working to identify and apprehend any person involved in these threats, said Reis.

The first threat was a letter sent over the holiday break on Dec. 28 addressed to Brown. The second threat came as a text message to students, last week a bomb threat was called in to Linnie Roberts Elementary School and the following day a bomb threat was called in to Bay City Junior High School.

All threats are being taken seriously, and all steps are being taken to make the district as safe as possible, Reis said.Matagorda County Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or grand jury indictment of the person who wrote the letter. Contact them at 1-800-299-2878.

Anyone with information about the letter writer or caller is asked to contact any of the law enforcement agencies with information.



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