Frenship posts statement about “rumors” on social media; law enforcement monitoring situation

Less than a week after Frenship High School and the Frenship Ninth Grade Center went on lockdown for a full afternoon, Frenship Independent School District posted on Facebook that it was aware of “a rumor” on social media and that law enforcement is monitoring the situation.


“Frenship ISD is aware of a rumor that has been circulating through social media this evening. Law enforcement agencies are monitoring the situation and will be diligent in identifying and finding the source of this rumor. Classes at Frenship High School are on schedule Thursday,” Frenship ISD’s post to Facebook on Wednesday evening states.

A picture of a warning on a social media phone app that was later posted on Facebook warns of school violence at the end of the school week.

Calls to Frenship ISD for comment on Thursday were not returned.

Frenship students at FHS and the Ninth Grade Center were placed on a high-level lockdown for several hours on Dec. 1 as officials responded to a report of a gun sighted in the building. However, three students were ultimately taken into custody in connection with the incident, which Frenship called “an unfortunate prank.”

“There were no firearms located at Frenship High School during yesterday’s search of the building. Three students were taken into custody in connection to the incident,” a news release from Frenship ISD on Dec. 2 states. “We appreciate the collective efforts of everyone who assisted in the evacuation safety efforts yesterday, and we are thankful that the day ended with our students safely reconnected with their families.”