You may have heard in the media in recent days that there has been a rash of “clown threats” against area schools. All have been deemed unfounded. Regardless, student safety is our top priority, and Leander ISD is taking every threat seriously. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners as these threats are found on social media outlets.

As reported in the media, similar threats have been made against schools in several states, as well as numerous Central Texas and Austin-area schools.

Our children are our most important assets, and we want to reassure them that LISD schools are a safe place to learn and grow. Parents, please remind your children of the serious consequences of making such statements. Threatening individuals and schools is a criminal matter, even if a person posting on social media thinks it is only a joke. In such cases, the district will take appropriate disciplinary action.

Our law enforcement partners and LISD administrators will remain diligent in the coming weeks.