Burges High School evacuated after campus receives threat

UPDATE: Burges High School students who were evacuated from the campus as a precautionary measure Monday morning returned to their school at approximately 2:30 p.m. after El Paso ISD Police Services concluded an investigation into a potential threat against the campus.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) —EPISD’s Burges High School was evacuated as a precaution after the campus received a threat on Monday morning, Feb. 12, according to an El Paso Independent School District spokesperson.

EPISD released the following statement: “As a precautionary measure, Burges High School is undergoing an evacuation protocol. El Paso ISD Police Services assisted in escorting students and staff to the nearby MacArthur PK-8 School. This decision was made in response to a threat that was received by the campus earlier today. All students and staff are safe.”

No further information has been released. This story will be updated as soon as we learn more.

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