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Warren ISD students released early due to potential threat

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A spokesperson for the Tyler County Sheriff's Office told 12News that all Warren Independent School District campuses were released at 10 a.m. Thursday due to a potential threat to the district.

The spokesperson would not state the nature of the threat, but said the district released students as a precaution.

On Friday, James Reagan Butaud, 32, was arrested for making the threat. He has been charged with one cout of impaired public and/or government service and one count of making a terroristic threat.

A spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Investigation told 12News the FBI cannot comment on the alleged threat.

STATEMENT ISSUED BY WARREN ISD:

Late last night, an area school received a terroristic threat and out of caution have canceled school today. There have been no incidents and law enforcement officials are investigating the situation. During the investigation, we have been advised by the Tyler county Sheriff's office, state, and federal law enforcement that potential for a threat does exist and in erring on the side of caution and safety, we will be releasing students at 10:00 this morning. This is an ongoing investigation and no further details are available at this time. We will release further information this evening with regards to school tomorrow.

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.

 

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