Amarillo, Texas - Throughout the week local school officials have been receiving calls from concerned parents regarding a circulating rumor.
All week long school officials, and even here at our station concerned parents have been reporting rumors of planned shootings at area high schools.
Both AISD and the Amarillo Police Department have said those reports are nothing but misinformation. Similar rumors are popping up across the country as well. There have been no specific or credible threats made at any local schools that officials can confirm. They tell us school liaison officers have been investigating this all week long.
"Have we had any direct information or any direct threats or any direct concerns, no. We can't track any information that has been gathered through the liaison officers back to a specific threat," Sgt. Brent Barbee, Amarillo Police Department says.
AIDS has issued a statement stating that they, along with APD will increase the security presence at all schools this week. AISD hopes to reassure parents and students of their safety.
The Canyon Police Department has also said they will be increasing school patrols this week.