Update (4:02 p.m.)

Officials with Canyon ISD provided MyHighPlains.com a statement regarding what happened at Randall High School Monday. Officials stressed that there was no “definitive connection made” between the student protest which occurred Monday morning and the rumored weapon on the high school’s campus.

Officials with the district said in the statement that:

There was a student protest this morning that took place on campus outside of the school building.  The students gathered peacefully.  Late this morning, there was a social media post reported to Randall High School administration that indicated a gun was on campus.  RHS administration immediately called a lockdown and Amarillo Police Department quickly began their investigation.  The investigation revealed that no weapon was on campus and the post stemmed from an unfounded rumor.  There was no definitive connection made in the reports between the rumored weapon and the protest.  Randall High School was able to lift the lockdown once the investigation was complete and instruction has continued.

Update (12:31 p.m.)

Canyon ISD officials have told MyHighPlains.com that the lockdown has been lifted at Randall High School, as of 12:30 p.m. Monday. This comes after officials were made aware of an individual with a gun through a social media post. As of 12:07 p.m., police were also investigating the situation.

In a statement from the district, officials stated that no threat was found and all students were safe.

“Modified schedule is being sent to teachers,” the statement, posted to the district’s Twitter account, reads. “We are thankful that students report potential safety concerns when they arise.”

Original Story:

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to a post on social media from the Canyon Independent School District, Randall High School went into a lockdown status Monday morning.

“Randall High School is currently in lockdown,” said the social media post from the district, “We were made aware of a post on social media that someone has a gun. We have gone into immediate lockdown.”

As of 12:07 p.m., school officials said that local police were investigating the situation.

School officials also told MyHighPlains.com that Monday morning saw a peaceful student protest, involving 20-30 students, related to unrest following a student TikTok last week.

This story is developing. Check with MyHighPlains.com for updates.