Groveton superintendent releases statement about 'plans of violence' at school

GROVETON, TX (KTRE) - Groveton ISD Superintendent Don Hamilton sent a letter home to students Friday explaining how law enforcement and the school had diffused "plans of violence" against certain students.

According to the letter, the sheriff's office began investigating a report on Monday that two students were making plans of violence upon certain students.

Hamilton said the school took immediate action upon learning of the threats and called the sheriff's office. Hamilton said in the letter that no students were harmed in the incident.

Hamilton said disciplinary action will be taken according to school district policy and that state and federal privacy laws kept him from disclosing anything else on the matter.

"Please be assured that our students' safety is paramount to the District," Hamilton stated. "We will continue to take all measures to maintain a safe and secure environment at all of our campuses."

Sheriff Woody Wallace said he could not yet comment on the investigation.

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