Officials with Socorro Independent School District confirmed Americas High School is on a precautionary shelter in place protocol for the rest of Tuesday after an unauthorized person was found on campus with a knife.
The incident happened before 9 a.m. at the campus located 12101 Pellicano Drive in East El Paso. According to district officials, administration learned that two people had come onto campus unauthorized.
Socorro ISD Police located and took the two people into custody. One of the suspects had a knife on them and was arrested. The second person is reportedly working with district police. Administration says the incident is an isolated domestic incident.
Americas HS students will continue their day under the shelter in place and SISD PD will remain on campus throughout the day to ensure safety to all students and staff.