Patti Welder Middle School

Patti Welder Middle School

Patti Welder Middle School was put into a lockdown Friday morning, but the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office said it determined there was no active threat at the school.

The school resource deputy at the Victoria campus received a threat in the morning, according to a Facebook statement released about 10 a.m. An investigation found no active threat.

Parents of Patti Welder students were notified via email around 10:40 a.m. on Friday, according to Victoria school district spokeswoman Ashley Scott.

The campus was operating “normally and safe” later in the day, but deputies planned to remain on the campus “for the time being,” according to a later sheriff’s office statement.

The sheriff’s office did not release details about the threats in its online statement, and did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Ian Grenier covers K-12 and higher education for the Victoria Advocate. You can reach him at