KISD and Threats from Social Media

March 31, 2019

This evening, the Kilgore Independent School District has been made aware of a social media post originally made this past Saturday that has made a threat against several area school districts, including Kilgore ISD.  After meeting with our Kilgore Police Department this evening it is our understanding that this threat is currently being investigated by the FBI, Texas DPS, and other local authorities.  Please know, while this threat does not appear to be credible, Kilgore ISD will be instituting increased security and police presence on all our campuses tomorrow and for the remainder of this week

At this time KISD is anticipating normal operational and school hours for tomorrow.  Our buses will run as normal and our campuses will operate with normal school hours. 

KISD understands that this threat, even though it is being considered as not-credible, will increase the stress levels for our students, staff, parents, and community.  Again, please know that KISD is currently working with and in constant communication with our Kilgore Police department and we ask for your patience and understanding as we all work together.    

Andy Baker

Superintendent of Schools

Kilgore ISD