Gunfire reported near Port Isabel High School

Port Isabel-South Padre Press

Earlier today, the reporting of shots fired in the Laguna Heights area near Port Isabel High School put two campuses on alert. Extra patrols have been issued around the schools in the area for the time being as a precautionary measure.

“We’ve had reports of gunfire near the high school campus,” said Dr. Lisa Garcia, school superintendent. “The local police department investigated it and so far haven’t found any evidence of gunfire, but until they give us an all clear signal, we increased the security at both the junior high and high school campuses. All the students are safe and operations are back to normal.”

The call was received by the police department at 8:57 a.m.

” We did received the call by some employees of the county that were working at the park and they said it was in the vicinity of the park area,” said Gually Gonzalez, Port Isabel Chief of Police. “It was outside our city limits, I’d say about three blocks from the high school. We responded and went out there in assistance. But we didn’t find anything.”

The neighborhood area from where the call was received is patrolled by the Cameron County Pct. 1 Constable’s Office and Cameron County Sheriff’s Department.

No further information was available as of 3 p.m. Monday.

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