Hernandez Middle School Shooting, Lockdown lifted at Round Rock middle school after report of suspicious person

Hernandez Middle School Shooting – A suspicious person with a weapon was reported to be in the area of Hernandez Middle School in Round Rock on Wednesday morning, which prompted the school to go into lockdown mode for a short period of time. According to Round Rock ISD, the Round Rock Police Department looked into the report but didn’t find anything suspect throughout their investigation.

After the lockdown was lifted, students and staff would go back to their regularly planned activities at the school.
Patricia Ephlin, the principal of the school, wrote a letter to the parents of the pupils reassuring them that everyone was safe and sound.

To all of the parents and guardians,

After receiving a complaint of a suspicious person who was reportedly carrying a weapon close to campus property, our institution’s grounds have been placed under lockdown while the Round Rock Police Department investigates the situation. To err on the side of caution, members of the Police Department are also present on our campus to check that it is free of any threats.

We will provide an update as soon as the lockdown has been released, and in the meantime, the school and its employees are all safe and sound within the facility.
Dr. Patricia Ephlin, I thank you for your consideration.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance after arriving at the location of the incident. They said that it was a swatting call when it was first received.