Panic sparked at DCHS

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 20, 2008


PLANTERSVILLE &8212; Concerned parents flooded the Dallas County Sheriff&8217;s Department with telephone calls Thursday after hearing a county school was on lock down.

Their fears were alleviated after a sheriff&8217;s dispatcher told them Dallas County High School was not on lockdown and no weapons or shooting had occurred, said Roy Freine,

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a deputy with the sheriff&8217;s department.

Don Willingham, an administrative assistant to the superintendent, said a person pulled up in a car and made a threat about another person as students entered the school for the day, about 7:30 a.m.