Update: Tuesday, Nov. 7

PAMPA, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Pampa Police Department reports that a 14-year-old was arrested in alleged connection with possible threats made to Pampa High School Monday.

According to Pampa Police, after the possible threat were received, Pampa ISD went on a secure hold and released students early due to the threat.

Pampa Police began an investigation following the threats and said a 14-year-old student was placed under arrest for “Terroristic Threat, a 3rd-degree felony.”

The student was turned over to Gray County Juvenile Probation custody and was later incarcerated in a juvenile facility said police.


PAMPA, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Pampa ISD officials released an update on the social media threat that was previously reported. District officials stated that a “secure hold” was initiated for the students and faculty of the high school until it was determined that a safe and controlled dismissal was possible. Parents who needed to pick up their child were allowed to call the school office, and the student was escorted from the building.

District officials stated that the Pampa Police Department, with the help of Pampa ISD, has identified a suspect in this incident and said there is no longer an active threat, and regular school operations will resume on Tuesday.

District officials also said, “There was an increased presence of law enforcement on the campus to assist administrators during dismissal.”

“We want to thank the incredible officers and detectives with the Pampa Police Department and our Pampa ISD administrators for their quick response to protect students and staff,” said Hugh Piatt, Superintendent of Pampa ISD. “We are blessed to have such qualified people serving our community.”

PAMPA, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Officials with the Pampa Independent School District announced that Pampa High School would be released early on Monday, with buses beginning to run starting at 12:45 p.m., to allow law enforcement to investigate a reported social media threat toward the school.

According to the district’s announcements, students began to be dismissed from school at 12:10 p.m. on Monday by their location in the building and not by grade level, and will be dismissed for the remainder of the day.

“This will allow law enforcement to continue their investigation while ensuring the safety of our students and staff,” said Pampa ISD, “Multiple law enforcement officers are on campus and will be present for dismissal.”

District officials noted that the high school would be the only campus released early on Monday, with all other campuses expected to have regular dismissal times and bus routes.

For the latest Amarillo news and regional updates, check with MyHighPlains.com and tune in to KAMR Local 4 News at 5:00, 6:00, and 10:00 p.m. and Fox 14 News at 9:00 p.m. CST.

This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.

Download the KAMR Local 4 News app on the App Store or Google Play for updates on the go.
Sign up for MyHighPlains.com email updates to see top stories, every day.
Check with MyHighPlains.com to see the latest updates for local news, weather, and events.