Texas Border School on Lockdown After Group of Illegal Aliens Spotted Nearby As Caravan Arrives at Tex-Mex Border
The Comstock, Texas, Independent School District, located near the Mexican border placed their lone school on lockdown Tuesday following a warning from Border Patrol agents that a group of illegal aliens was seen near the school, according to a spokeswoman for the district. The Comstock school is K-12. A message was sent to parents Tuesday morning about the lockdown. UPDATE AT END: School still on lockdown.
The border there is wide open. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) who represents that area in Congress is adamantly opposed to President Trump’s call for a border wall. He retweeted this 2017 video opposing a wall during the recent government shutdown over funding for a border wall.
— Rep. Will Hurd (@HurdOnTheHill) July 25, 2017
The sighting of the group of illegal aliens comes as about 2,000 caravan migrants are massed on the other side of the Rio Grande in the border city of Piedras Negras after being bused there by Mexican officials. There is a large law enforcement presence on either side of the border. Mexican riot police have been deployed to the site where the caravan migrants are being held for processing, while on the U.S. side Border Patrol is being augmented by other federal agencies and Texas law enforcement.
An alarmed parent posted a copy of the school’s message to Twitter. The message, which was confirmed by the spokeswoman, reads:
“Comstock Students, Staff and Parents: There is a group of illegal aliens south of Comstock that the Border Patrol are pursuing. As a precaution, we are locking all outside doors. All students passing between buildings will be accompanied by an adult. Your children are safe. We will alert you should the status change.”
@FoxNews @seanhannity @TuckerCarlson The 2000+ migrants that arrived in Piedras Negras, the border city across from Eagle Pass, TX have begun wreaking havoc on our entire community from Eagle Pass, to Del Rio, to Comstock, TX. Now we are in fear for our children at their school! pic.twitter.com/hwZxkfTjnK
— Sharree Bopp (@Bopper05) February 5, 2019
Video posted to Facebook by the Eagle Pass News Reader shows dozens of migrants entering the U.S. from the Rio Grande and surrendering to Border Patrol.
BREAKING: Eagle Pass News Leader received this exclusive video claiming it took place moments ago, showing Border Patrol Agents rescuing alleged Migrant Caravan Members from the Rio Grande River.———–El Eagle Pass News Leader recibió este video exclusivo que supuestamente se grabo hace unos momentos, el video muestra a los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza rescatando a presuntos miembros de la caravana de migrantes del Rio Grande.#EPNewsLeader
Posted by Eagle Pass News Leader on Monday, February 4, 2019
Fox News’ Griff Jenkins reported Tuesday morning from Piedras Negras.
Another video from the Eagle Pass News Leader shows squads of Texas State Troopers headed to the border.
TEXAS DPS SENDING 500 STATE TROOPERS TO ASSIST CBP & BP AT EAGLE PASS-PIEDRAS NEGRAS BORDER:Numerous units of the Texas Department of Public Safety are on their way to Eagle Pass, many have arrived already to assist with the current situation at our border.Video recorded on highway were we can observe a significant amount of DPS units traveling at a fast speed to get to the destination.——–TEXAS DPS ENVIA 500 TROOPERS ESTATALES PARA AYUDAR A CBP Y BP EN LA FRONTERA EAGLE PASS-PIEDRAS NEGRASNumerosas unidades del Departamento de Seguridad Pública de Texas se dirigen a Eagle Pass, muchas ya han llegado para ayudar con la situación actual en nuestra frontera.Video grabado en la carretera donde podemos observar una significante cantidad de unidades de DPS que viajan a una velocidad rápida para llegar al destino.Video Credit: DrummerBoi Rmj#EPNewsLeader
Posted by Eagle Pass News Leader on Tuesday, February 5, 2019
And a park in Eagle Pass was closed Tuesday afternoon over security concerns.
Shelby Park in Eagle Pass is now closed to the public. State Troopers say it’s for the public’s safety. A caravan of nearly 2,000 people arrived in the neighboring Mexican city Piedras Negras. Eagle Park mayor tells us they’re seeking political asylum. #kens5eyewitness @KENS5 pic.twitter.com/Ttk5JLHUsI
— Jaleesa Irizarry (@JaleesaReports) February 5, 2019
— KSAT Tiffany Huertas (@KSAT_Tiffany) February 5, 2019
An update posted by concerned mother Sharree Bopp, the school is still on lockdown:
“Emergency lockdown/Contacts: There has been no change in our status here at the school. We are in communication with the Border Patrol. As soon as the situation changes we will advise you. Your children are safe, and no one is allowed outside, except necessary traffic between buildings with adults.”
“Emergency lockdown/Contacts: Buses will run at the regular time today. The only reason for locking our outside doors today is only as a precaution. All classes and activities are taking place as they normally would. We simply do not want anyone walking into a building that is not authorized.”
— Sharree Bopp (@Bopper05) February 5, 2019