Bowie ISD closes campuses after threat made online

Published: May. 4, 2023 at 11:39 PM CDT|Updated: May. 5, 2023 at 7:27 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Bowie ISD closed all campuses on Friday following a threat circulating on social media.

The message has been reported in Oklahoma, Florida, and parts of Texas, including Bowie ISD and Graham ISD.

Graham ISD did not cancel school, but the school district did increase its on-campus police presence.

The Bowie Police Department has a resource officer at each of Bowie’s four schools and Chief Guy Green said they are always diligent in case of these situations.

With the threatening hoax making its way across the nation, it may be difficult to find the origin of the message.

Superintendent Enlow said a task force out of Austin is working toward tracing the message online.

Police are working on finding where this message came from. Both school disctricts have decided to keep a higher on-site police presence in response to the threats to remain cautious.