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Threat discovered at Westlake H.S., security increased

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Westlake High School is stepping up security Friday after a potential safety threat was discovered.

Eanes ISD notified parents Thursday in an email and on its website. Officials are still working to figure out who made the threat and have not released any details about what the threat said.

Superintendent Nola Wellman and Westlake Principal John Carter say situations like this have been reported around the state just last week in Lake Travis ISD and they are taking this seriously.

School officials became aware of the situation on Thursday and immediately contacted law enforcement.

Officials searched classrooms and campus grounds to secure areas. More patrols were ordered for overnight hours into Friday morning and during the school day there will be an increased presence.

The district also says more adults will be in school halls.

Doors to the school remained locked until 8:00 a.m. All students who arrived early entered through monitored doors. The first bell rang at 8:40 a.m. Principal Carter said classes will go on as scheduled and he expected full classrooms but understands that the decision lies with parents on whether to send children to school.

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