Violent threats to schools surge following Texas shooting after teachers tackle man forcing his way into Tennessee class

VIOLENT threats to schools have surged following the tragic Texas shooting after teachers tackled a man forcing his way into a Tennessee classroom.

The threats have triggered fears of copycat shooters in the aftermath of Salvador Ramos' Tuesday's rampage at Robb Elementary School in Texas.


Prior to Ramos' massacre that left 19 students and two teachers dead, and more than a dozen others injured, a shocking incident took place earlier this month at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee.

Metro Nashville School teachers had to stop a crazed man who forced his way into Inglewood Elementary School on May 11, 2022.

The school intruder, Onreka Gray, jumped over a school fence and charged toward students making their way back into the school after recess, Kindergarten teacher Rachel Davis told NBC affiliate WSMV.

'School intruder'

David told the news outlet: "I was trying to explain to him, 'Sir, you cannot come in this door. This is not the front door. You’re not allowed in this building.'

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"And eventually, he wanted to get in so bad that he was lunging towards the kids. …We struggled for a while, and he made it inside the building."

Davis tackled the man and ultimately broke her elbow as she fell.

Her co-workers also assisted in holding the man down until police arrived on the scene.

'List of targeted students found' 

Meanwhile, a Texas school district has canceled classes for the rest of the week due to a "credible threat of violence" in the wake of Ramos' deadly shooting.

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The Donna Independent School District will be shutting down all its schools after police reportedly found an AK-47 and a list of targeted students in a suspect's home.

“We’ve received a credible threat of violence that is currently under investigation,” the district said in a statement on Thursday.

“In light of the recent events and in an abundance of caution, we will be canceling school district-wide classes and staff will work from home. The safety and security of our students & staff is our first priority.”

A source told My RGV News that after the threat was reported to police, they found an AK-47 rifle and a list of targeted students in one of the suspect's homes.

Classes are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, May 31 after the Memorial Day holiday.

The Donna district is in southeast Texas, near the US-Mexico border.

'Gun found in car'

Also this week, a student was arrested on Wednesday after he was reportedly seen walking toward Berkner High School with what was believed to be a rifle.

Richardson, Texas police responded to the scene. A Berkner High student was identified as the suspect.

While he was not carrying a rifle, police did find an AK-47 style pistol and a "replica" AR-15 style rifle in his car, according to local ABC News affiliate WFAA.

'Teacher's chilling warning'

Meanwhile, multiple schools across North Carolina were put on lockdown this week.

The schools went on lockdown amid various threats just one day after Ramos' Texas school massacre and one teacher's "chilling warning" was captured by his student, according to WRAL.

Tom Bonthuis, of Brogden Middle School, was recorded saying: "If I tell you to get out that window, I'll break the glass.

"I'll open the window and you'll get out. And you're gonna run — you're gonna run to the store over there. Do you understand me?

"I'll do everything in my power to protect you, but you must listen to me or Miss Sanders.

"Do not think you know better. Do you understand me?"

The teacher urged his class to listen in case of an emergency following a shocking threat to the school.

The threat, which was shared throughout the community after being posted to social media, read: "The school really thought they could get rid of me.

"I'm definitely gonna shoot up the school tomorrow and Thursday."

According to WRAL's report, the threat included the words "white lives matter more."

An investigation remains underway as authorities look to find who made the threat.

More lockdowns

Wednesday also saw four schools in the Pittsburgh Public School District placed on lockdown, Pittsburgh's Action News 4 reports.

The news outlet learned from the district's spokesperson that the lockdown followed reports of shots fired nearby.

The Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School in Maryland was also put on lockdown Wednesday due to an issued threat, according to a Fox affiliate.

In Blaine, Washington, a school district canceled Thursday classes following a series of threats on Wednesday.

The text threats triggered an hours-long lockdown among K-12 grades in the Blaine School District, KOMO News reports.

A statement issued from the school district revealed the texts were from "an unknown source" and "escalated in seriousness and indicated a person was in the school with a weapon," the news outlet explains.

Also, Enterprise High School in Redding, California was placed on lockdown at 8.30am on Wednesday morning following reports of a possible student with a handgun on the premises.

The Redding Police Department placed the school on lockdown before detaining the student.

The situation was remedied by 10.30am. No shots were fired and no students were harmed.

On Thursday, a 35-year-old mom of two children who attend Summerside Elementary School was arrested by the Pierce Township Police Department.

The woman was arrested for making "terroristic threats" to her children's school.

A Fox affiliate reports: "The mother drove to a local gas station and told the clerk she planned on attacking the school.

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"Once the lady left, the clerk called the Pierce Township police, who called for an emergency lockdown on the Clermont County School district."

The lockdown has since been lifted and the woman has not yet been identified.

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