The administration received information early Friday morning, February 23, 2018 concerning a threat on Snapchat that referenced “bhs”. In working with the Burnet Police Department it was determined that the social media post and threat stemmed from a case in New Mexico at Belen High School. The student responsible for the threat directed at Belen High School was arrested and charged with assault on school personnel, public nuisance, disturbing lawful assembly, disorderly conduct and interference with an education system. By having such a close working relationship with the Burnet Police Department we were able to determine very quickly that the threat was not credible.
Unfortunately, even though the student responsible for the bogus threat has been arrested, the social media post continues to be shared. I want to reiterate that there is no credible threat against Burnet High School or any BCISD campuses.
We all play a role in school safety. It is important that if anyone sees or hears something, they say something to the appropriate authorities. In this case, a Burnet High School student did the right thing by immediately reporting the social media post to the Burnet Police Department.
I want to personally thank the Burnet Police Department for their immediate and thorough investigation of this incident. The safety and security of our staff and students is our main priority. Even though there is no threat to BCISD campuses, there will be an increased police presence at all Burnet CISD campus on Friday, February 23, 2018.
Superintendent Keith McBurnett