School searched after report of intruder with possible weapon

Mark Wilson

A Somervell County 911 call received by a dispatcher last Sunday — reporting that a person possibly carrying a weapon was seen inside Glen Rose Elementary School — apparently was a false report.

That’s according to Somervell County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Dwayne Griffin, who noted that the caller was believed to be a child of an unknown age.

Deputies responded to the call and performed a complete search of the school building, which took about two hours, Griffin said.

Officials also reviewed video of the school’s cameras, but no one was seen entering the school during that time frame, Griffin said.

Even if such a call is nothing but a prank, Griffin noted that in some cases the person responsible — or the parents of a child who makes the call — can potentially face criminal charges depending on the circumstances.