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Burges High School evacuated after threat

UPDATE: El Paso Independent School District released an updated statement:

"Burges High School students who were evacuated from the campus as a precautionary measure Monday morning returned to their school at approximately 2:30 p.m. after El Paso ISD Police Services concluded an investigation into a potential threat against the campus. El Paso ISD expresses gratitude to local law enforcement partners for their assistance in keeping our campuses and community safe."

Parents told ABC-7 they were relieved to pick their kids up from school, but said school threats are becoming too common.

"There has been no repercussions at all for the people that are doing these things, and that's why they continue to happen, because everybody thinks that it's a joke," said Amanda Decker, Parent.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Burges High School in East El Paso was evacuated after a threat, according to district officials.

Administrators provided ABC-7 with the following statement.

“As a precautionary measure, Burges High School is undergoing an evacuation protocol. El Paso ISD Police Services assisted in escorting students and staff to the nearby MacArthur PK-8 School. This decision was made in response to a threat that was received by the campus earlier today. All students and staff are safe.”

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