Early School Dismissals in Laredo and United Independent School Districts

Both the Laredo and United Independent School Districts in South Texas have decided to release students early on Monday due to a “generalized safety concern” in the region. High school students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m., followed by middle school students at 1:00 p.m., and elementary students at 1:30 p.m.

Harmony Public Schools is also taking precautions and releasing its students early. Parents of Harmony Public Schools students have received a notice stating the early release times for each campus.

Local and federal law enforcement agencies are investigating the nature of the threat and taking it seriously. The early release is seen as a precaution to ensure the safety of students and staff. Law enforcement officials are conducting an immediate investigation.

Classes are expected to resume on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, after law enforcement agencies complete facility checks.

Meanwhile, Zapata County I.S.D. has chosen to keep classes in session but is closely monitoring the situation and maintaining communication with law enforcement agencies.

Laredo College and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) are both aware of the situation but believe there is no direct threat to their campuses. Laredo College will remain open on Monday and continue to monitor the situation. TAMIU will resume classes as scheduled and work closely with law enforcement agencies.

In addition, Lyford Consolidated Independent School District in Willacy County near Brownsville has responded to a bomb threat and evacuated all its campuses on Monday morning.

The early release of students in Laredo and United Independent School Districts is a precautionary measure, and the investigation by law enforcement officials is ongoing. Classes are expected to resume on Tuesday after facility checks are conducted.

Source: KGNS