Orangefield Independent School District threat deemed not credible, police say

Published 1:44 pm Monday, May 13, 2024

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VIDOR — A potential threat at Orangefield Independent School District schools has been deemed not credible, per law enforcement.

Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll said authorities received a call for mutual assistance regarding a possible active shooter at Orangefield schools, at which time VPD offered assistance.

The threats were directed at all of the schools and all of the OFISD schools were placed on lockdown just after 1 p. m. Monday.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office and VPD checked the schools and nothing credible was found.

School district leaders announced at 11:30 a.m. that schools would be released early due to the threat of inclement weather.

Release times were staggered in order have the older siblings at home when the younger siblings were released, according to the district.

Law enforcement assisted the school district and investigated the threat then assisted with getting students to their buses.