Gadsden High will hold remote classes Friday


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – As a result of ongoing threats to the schools, students, and staff at Gadsden High School, officials with the district announced Thursday that high school students would attend classes remotely on Friday, November 19.

District officials say only classes at the high school are impacted, the rest of the district’s schools will proceed on a regular schedule. Extracurricular activities at the high school are also canceled on Friday.

Initially, Gadsden ISD officials had the campus’ status as ‘lockdown’ Thursday but lifted the lockdown a short while later. District facilities were all put on the ‘shelter in place’ status for the remainder of Thursday’s school day.

The remote learning announcement was made Thursday afternoon, via an alert message on the district’s website.

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Due to recent threats made on social media and in collaboration with area law enforcement Gadsden High School Students will be attending classes remotely on Friday, November 19th.

All other campuses and classes will continue in-person classes and will follow their regular schedule.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update you via Remind.

gadsden isd website

Officials say the lockdown situation is a continuation of the investigation currently going on regarding threats to the Gadsden High School that they received Tuesday, and not related to the one in El Paso, where UTEP and several campuses in EPISD and Canutillo ISD were either locked down or placed on ‘lockout’ status.

Earlier this week Gadsden High was the target of online threats, which both the district and regional law enforcement continue to investigate.

At that time, GISD officials used the notification system to alert parents, staff, and students of the situation.

As this is an ongoing situation, we will bring you the latest here on and in our later newscast.

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