Athens Review, Athens, Texas

October 30, 2012

CRISD locked down temporarily

From Staff Reports
The Athens Review

Athens — The Cross Roads Independent School District campus was on lock down for a short time, Tuesday morning while the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office handled a potentially-dangerous situation.

The lockdown occured after the school day was underway, and lifted by mid-day.

Sheriff Ray Nutt said the schools were never in any danger, but took the necessary action to be cautious.

The incident that led to the lock down was a call to HCSO reporting a “possibly suicidal subject” on County Road 1315. 

The location was about three or four miles from the school, Nutt said.

The HCSO was told that a man at the residence had a weapon and a shot may have been fired. HCSO personel went to the residence and made contact with the man.

Nutt said he didn’t think the individual was suicidal, but had been angry at a family member. After the HCSO talked to the man, he calmed down, Nutt said.

No one was injured in the incident.