Reagan High School in northeast Austin is back open following a brief lockdown Thursday.
A student reported seeing a person with a handgun on campus, according to Austin Police Independent School District Police Chief Eric Mendez.
It was unclear if the suspect was a student or not, and since all officials had to go on was a description, a room-to-room search was performed. Officers with both AISD and the Austin Police Department combed through the area, and STAR Flight assisted with a rooftop search.
“Not having more specific information other than a description, we ended up having to conduct a thorough search of the campus,” Mendez said.
No weapon or suspect fitting the student’s description was located. Mendez said they have no reason to believe the student gave a false statement.