Klein ISD enhances safety protocols following social media threats against campus

Following a string of social media posts threatening violence against Klein Cain High School on Dec. 6 and 7, Klein ISD will be implementing heightened safety protocols to enhance campus security. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Following a string of social media posts threatening violence against Klein Cain High School on Dec. 6 and 7, Klein ISD will be implementing heightened safety protocols to enhance campus security. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Following a string of social media posts threatening violence against Klein Cain High School on Dec. 6 and 7, Klein ISD will be implementing heightened safety protocols to enhance campus security. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Following a string of social media posts threatening violence against Klein Cain High School on Dec. 6 and 7, Klein ISD will be implementing heightened safety protocols to enhance campus security.

While KISD police and KCHS administration said they did not believe the social media posts or threats to be credible in a letter to parents, the district has since worked with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office and the FBI to identify a student of interest. According to the letter, criminal charges are currently pending on the identified student, and the district has emergency expelled the student in accordance with the student code of conduct.

"Klein ISD has a zero-tolerance policy, and significant legal ramifications exist for making threats," the letter reads. "All threats are taken seriously, investigated completely and addressed through the student code of conduct as well as through law enforcement."

In response, the KISD Police Department and the Harris County Precinct 4 constable will continue to be highly visible on the KCHS campus to ensure the safety of students and staff. Additionally, KCHS students will not be permitted to bring backpacks on campus for the remainder of the fall semester; students may bring their laptop and small clutch bags to campus.

"As our students continue to comply with the safety measures we have in place, we will further communicate when students will be able to return with backpacks," the letter reads.


Additionally, the district will have canine detection services on campus to conduct random searches of vehicles and campus areas for added protection of student and staff safety.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.