Security Response at Escobar/Rios Elementary School

Mission Consolidated Independent School District takes campus safety very seriously and will respond to all concerns. This morning the Escobar-Rios Elementary School implemented Campus Safety and Security procedures and contacted local law enforcement for assistance. Students are safe, and no students were injured.

The evacuation procedure was initiated based on the receipt of an anonymous call by a person who claimed that there was a bomb on school grounds. The call was received at approximately 11:16 a.m. and the campus immediately initiated Campus Safety and Security procedures including contact local law enforcement. Law enforcement arrived within minutes.  The students have been evacuated from inside the building.  The students from Escobar-Rios Elementary School are being transported to Kenneth White Junior High.   The Escobar-Rios Elementary School is secured and both school security personnel and local law enforcement are working to clear the facility with the appropriate resources to ensure safety.

Parents and guardians wishing to pick up their children may come to the west side of K. White Junior High School, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Students who normally ride a bus home and are not picked up by parents at K. White Jr. High will be sent home at the end of the school day by their regular buses.

District officials remind parents and the community that the safety and security of students and staff takes everyone working together. As always, should any student have a safety concern, they are encouraged to notify an adult on campus so the appropriate steps can be taken. The district will continue to keep security a priority and will also continue to make counseling resources available for students and staff at any district school.

Mission CISD thanks our local law enforcement partners for their support and response.