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Commerce ISD issues statement regarding social media threat against Commerce High School

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Lindsey Wiley
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Texas A&M University-Commerce

The release said students involved in the online threats have been "removed from Commerce ISD."

  • This morning, the Commerce Independent School District issued a public statement about a threat published on social media directed at Commerce High School. The statement said “Those students involved in the threats have been removed from Commerce ISD.” Commerce ISD police and administration are investigating the incident. The statement said “Commerce ISD takes these events seriously and we will refer all violations to law enforcement for possible charges.”
  • Full text of the statement:

    "This morning, September 21st, Commerce High School was notified of a threat made to Commerce High School students through social media, all threats made will be taken seriously. Those students involved in the threats have been removed from Commerce ISD. Both Commerce High School Administration and Commerce ISD Police are investigating the incident. Commerce ISD will take all threats seriously and there will be consequences for those involved. Those consequences can be from both the school district and law enforcement. Again, those students involved have been removed from Commerce ISD.

    Parents, please take the time to make sure your children are aware of the consequences of a social media post. A few words on a keyboard can change a person’s life.

    Commerce ISD takes these events seriously and we will refer all violations to law enforcement for possible charges. We are very thankful to the Commerce ISD Board for approving a police officer at every campus. Not only does this increase our security directly but it also gives us the manpower to investigate all such incidents.

    I hope this alleviates some of your concerns and please know we are putting the safety and security of our students and staff as a priority.

    Thank you,
    Charlie Alderman
    Superintendent"

  • In Lamar County, the Paris Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to lower the property tax rate for the 2022 fiscal year by six cents per $100 of appraised value. The Paris News reports the board hosted a public hearing on the tax rate Monday evening. During proceedings, the Paris ISD board also approved $3.8 million in improvements to the district’s baseball and softball complex, including the installation of artificial turf and new facilities. Improvements to that site were chosen over a proposal to build newsfields at the Paris High School campus.