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No backpacks on Friday, Dec. 17 for all secondary schools

This message was sent to the parents of all FBISD secondary students.

Out of an abundance of caution the district is asking all middle and high school students to leave their backpacks at home tomorrow, Friday Dec. 17, 2021.

We are taking this action in the wake of several social media sites challenging students nationwide to threaten their schools. This issue is far beyond just Fort Bend ISD.

We want you to know that over the past several days our Fort Bend ISD police officers have investigated social media allegations and rumors that individuals would cause harm on our campuses. Our investigators have been very successful locating individuals responsible for the posts. Please know that consequences will be significant and will include any and all applicable criminal charges.

Please speak with your child about the importance of reporting information. Students should report anything they consider threatening or unsafe to a campus administrator, teacher, or trusted adult. Students, staff and our families can also submit information through the Fort Bend ISD Crime Stoppers program at (281) 491-TIPS, through the See Something, Share Something app, or by contacting the Fort Bend ISD Police Department directly at (281) 634-5500.

Thank you in advance for cooperating with tomorrow’s instructions to leave backpacks at home. For most, this is not a novel request since traditionally many secondary students have been previously directed to not bring backpacks to school on early dismissal Fridays before a holiday break.

As we find ourselves in situations that are somewhat “no-win”, we greatly appreciate your cooperation. Let’s all do our part to have a peaceful, orderly half day at school tomorrow prior to a much-needed winter break.