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Bonham ISD addresses campus threat

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BONHAM, Texas -- A "potential threat" on Sunday was "alleviated" before Monday classes at L.H. Rather Junior High School in Bonham.

In an open letter to the Bonham Independent School District family, Superintendent Dr. Marvin Beaty said he had been made aware of the "potential threat to the security of our campus" on Sunday evening.

"We are continuing to work through the process to find a positive resolution for conflict between students," he wrote, without specifying the nature or origin of the threat.

Beaty emphasized that no other BISD campus was involved in the threat.

"Our ultimate goal is to make sure that our staff and students are able to work in a conflict-free environment," the superintendent wrote.


Full statement from Bonham ISD Superintendent Dr. Marvin Beaty:

Last night, at approximately 8 pm I was made aware of a potential threat to the security of our campus at LH Rather. This is an isolated incident that did not involve any other campus. I immediately called Police Chief Bankston and the BISD emergency response team. Everyone responded in a truly professional manner and alleviated any potential threat to our students or campus. We are continuing to work through the process to find a positive resolution for conflict between students. Again, let me state that no student or staff member was put in harm's way in any manner. Moreover, I would like to thank all of the professionals who responded so quickly and efficiently.


Our ultimate goal is to make sure that our staff and students are able to work in a conflict-free environment.


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