Friday, December 13, 2019 - Scroll for chronological updates

Final Update: The below was shared with GCISD families...

 GCISD families,

This afternoon, a student posted an image on Snapchat of an individual with a gun in his waistband in the Grapevine High School cafeteria. The campus was placed into a lockdown while police searched the building. During this time, everyone in the building was behind locked doors. Additionally, Timberline Elementary, Cross Timbers Middle School and the Swim Center were placed in precautionary lockouts due to their proximity to GHS. Police conducted a thorough sweep of the building and all suspects were found and detained. One of the suspects detained is not a GHS student. The gun was found and secured by officers.

We have been notified by officers the suspects will be charged with terroristic threat, criminal trespass and possession of a firearm on school property. We cannot release any information regarding the GHS students' identities as that would be a violation of the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act.

Once the image was posted on Snapchat, a student immediately notified a teacher and administrator, and swift action was taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Simultaneously, a different student was sharing the information with the GHS School Resource Officer. We continually encourage our students that if they see something, to say something, and this is why that is so important. I want to thank the brave students who brought this to the attention of GHS staff. I also want to thank the Grapevine and Colleyville Police Departments for their swift responsiveness this afternoon.

Additional counseling support was offered this afternoon for students who requested it, and it will also be available on Monday. I would like to encourage you to have a conversation with your student this weekend regarding the importance of working together to help ensure the safety of everyone in GCISD.

Dr. Robin Ryan


Updates (most recent first)

3:40 p.m. - All extracurricular activities at Grapevine High School this evening will be held as normal.

3:00 p.m. - Colleyville Heritage High School students that were at Grapevine High School during the lockdown are being bussed back to Colleyville Heritage and will arrive in time for dismissal as normal.

2:50 p.m. - Dismissal at Grapevine High School is being staggered by grade level. We appreciate your patience at this time.

2:41 p.m. -The following statement has been released  **Important GHS dismissal information included**:
"The lockdown at GHS has been lifted. Due to this afternoon’s lockdown, we will be dismissing students early. Counselors will be available in the learning commons if students need to speak with someone before heading home. Those students that drove themselves to school will be able to transport themselves home. Please ask your student driver to be mindful of students that may be walking home from Timberline. If you are picking up your student, please do so when you are able. Staff members will be present with students until everyone has been picked up. If your student rides the bus, it will be on its regular schedule and we will hold students on campus until normal dismissal time."

2:39 p.m. - Lockdown at Grapevine High School has been lifted. Stay tuned for updates regarding dismissal.

2:30 p.m. - Grapevine High remains on lockdown. When lockdown is lifted, counselors will be available in the library if students need to speak with someone. 

2:17 p.m. - The lockout at Timberline Elementary School, Cross Timbers Middle School, and the GCISD Swim Center has been lifted. Dismissal will operate as normal at these campuses. Grapevine High School will remain in lockdown until further notice. 

2:17 p.m. - The following statement has been shared: 
"This afternoon, we received a report of a student with a gun at Grapevine High School. The campus was placed into lockdown while police searched the building. During this time, students were safely secured behind locked doors. Additionally, Timberline Elementary and Cross Timbers Middle School were placed in precautionary lockouts due to their proximity to GHS.  Police conducted a thorough sweep of the building and all individuals involved are detained. The gun was found and has been secured by officers. We will continue in a lockdown until law enforcement has given the all clear."

2:15 p.m. - GHS was placed on lockdown because of a report of a student with a gun. Police have conducted a thorough search of the building and detained all individuals involved. The gun was found and has been secured by officers. GHS is still currently under lockdown.

1:46 p.m. - Timberline Elementary, Cross Timbers Middle and Swim Center are currently in lockout due to the lockdown at GHS. Please check back for updates.

1:43 p.m. - All staff and students are safe and behind locked doors. No one will be allowed in the campus. Please do not go to the campus at this time.

1:40 p.m. - Grapevine High School is currently in lockdown. Police are on campus. Check here for updates.