Update (4:02 p.m.):
A short time ago, Finley Junior High was released back to district officials. In the morning, classes will begin at their usual start times, according to WISD officials.
Update (3:21 p.m.)
Waxahachie PD has determined the threat is not credible. All Finley Junior High students will still be dismissed from the Church of Christ, and all Finley Junior High after school and evening activities are still canceled.
Update (3:12 p.m.): All Finley Junior High after school and evening activities have been canceled, WISD officials said.
UPDATE (3:03 p.m.): "Parents wishing to pick up their students will need to report to the foyer of the Church of Christ with appropriate identification. The district school buses will run from the Church of Christ as well. Walkers will be escorted by district personnel across Brown Street for safe travel and/or pick-up."
- Mr. David Truitt, WISD deputy superintendent
If a student is connected to today’s threats, WISD officials and police have stated in previous Waxahachie Daily Light articles, the consequences a student would face.
An offense like this, Waxahachie Criminal Investigation Lt. Todd Woodruff said in a previous article, is usually charged as a terroristic threat and is a third degree felony if it prevents the use or occupation of a building, according to Texas Penal Code Section 22.07.
If a student is behind the bomb threat, consequences may result in discretionary expulsion, according to Class V of the WISD Student Code of Conduct.
UPDATE (2:53 p.m.): Police are working to clear the building. The children have been evacuated. This is the fourth bomb threat for Finley Junior High in 2014. Three occurred in the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year, all of which were discovered the same way — a note in a bathroom. It's unclear if they are related at this time.
BREAKING: Bomb threat at Finley Junior High has been reported. Children are being evacuated to the church next door, the Church of Christ. A note was found in the bathroom. The day would have ended at 3:45 p.m. We will bring details as they develop.
The district is working with us to provide information as police assess the situation. We also have a reporter headed to the school.