San Benito middle school evacuated after bomb threat

SAN BENITO — School officials say students and staff are safe while officers investigate a bomb threat at Riverside Middle School.

The district says someone called in to the bomb threat this morning.

San Benito CISD school and police personnel evacuated the campus prior to the start of school to allow school police officers and law enforcement to conduct an investigation.

The building was declared safe at approximately 8:45 a.m. School administrators say the students and staffs are safe at this time and classes have resumed back to normal.

Officers will continue to investigate.

District officials encourage anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at (956) 361-2125.

Students will be sent home with a letter for parents explaining the situation and parents have also been notified by the district automated messaging system of the situation.