Dallas ISD Deems Online Threats ‘Non-Credible’

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DALLAS -- It's not the wake-up call parents want to get. Dallas ISD parents received an automated call late Wednesday night about a terroristic threat made against Pinkston High School and Martinez Elementary School.

Dallas ISD administrators got the email threats Wednesday -- just days after Los Angeles shut down more than 1,000 schools in what turned out to be a huge hoax.

Dallas PD contacted the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI and a team descended on the two schools named in the threat.

By Thursday morning, it was business as usual for students at Pinkston High and Martinez Elementary. Both schools were surrounded by cop cars, just in case.

"Obviously, someone is trying to scare Dallas and that's not going to work," Mayor Mike Rawlings said.

It's not clear if this was the work of a copycat or a student prank, after all, it's exam week at DISD.