Permian HS holds shelter in place after man with machete spotted in parking lot

Permian HS holds shelter in place after man with machete spotted in parking lot

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Around 9 a.m. on April 10, Ector County ISD received a tip from Crime stoppers that a man with a machete was walking through the Permian High School parking lot.

Officers immediately put Permian High School into a shelter in place at 9:10 a.m which calls for all students and staff that are currently outside, come inside so they can lock all doors, while police are on their way to check out the area.

“It’s really a response that acknowledges that there’s something happening in that area around the school that could potentially impact the school. It’s not direct at this pint but we want to keep it from becoming a direct impact on this school. So it’s a precaution and that now we have the opportunity to investigate it at this point,” said ECISD’s Public Information Officer Mike Adkins.

According to ECISD, the man continued walking and left the campus on his own. Later police checked video footage and realized it was a man they have dealt with in the past.

Thankfully, no one was harmed.

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