THS bomb threat

Bomb threat causes high school students to evacuate

Photo by Peyton Sims
On Jan. 26, Texas High School students evacuated to the track due to a bomb threat. The Texarkana College Police Department provided extra security as students were escorted back to class.

Story by Peyton Sims, Doug Kyles, and Sophie Spakes

During fourth period on Tuesday, Jan. 26, all Texas High staff and students evacuated due to a bomb threat sent via email to the school. It’s unclear at this point who was responsible, but Texarkana police are investigating the situation.

Teachers and staff led students to the track and waited there for about 40 minutes, some more patiently than others.

“I don’t know what’s going on,” senior Christian Rogers said. “I don’t think there’s much nervousness or anxiousness right now.”  

After an inspection of the campus for any real threat the police and fire departments deemed it safe to re-enter. 

During the pandemic, it’s uncommon to see large crowds of people in any given location. However, the measures were necessary to ensure student safety. 

“We got evacuated; they didn’t really explain why we’re at the track,” Rogers said. “Nobody really knows what’s happening. At first I thought it was a drill, and then Mrs. Martin’s face was not that of a drill.”