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UCISD cancels pep rally, classes still in session, after regional shooting threatFree Access

Parents are signing Uvalde students out of classes after a threat shared on social media appeared to target schools in the border region, including Uvalde, Eagle Pass, and Del Rio. UCISD also said Friday the district is aware of a circulating video that shows an individual with a gun.

The events prompted the Uvalde school district to cancel a pep rally scheduled May 12 at Uvalde High School but classes were to continue as normal. 

Students organized the pep rally in an effort to memorialize the 21 people who died on May 24, 2022, as a result of the shooting at Robb Elementary.

“UCISD police and law enforcement personnel will remain vigilant in and around our campuses with a heightened awareness for the safety of all students and staff members,” wrote interim superintendent Gary Patterson.

San Felipe Del Rio CISD on Friday, May 12 said the “local law enforcement community have been working throughout the night investigating leads to the origins of a text message and social media postings that have been circulating warning of a possible threat to different schools…”

The district said they will pursue criminal charges.

The Eagle Pass ISD said the threat was not credible but increased the law enforcement presence on their school campuses.