The County Gin reached out to Wharton County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Shannon Srubar following reports of shots fired and speculation on social media.
At 9:56 a.m. Friday morning, Srubar issued the following press release:
“On 10/16/2020 at approximately 0749 HRS, the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office was contacted in reference to a possible disturbance with ‘shots fired’ at Boling High School. Local officers were dispatched immediately, and the first deputy arrived on the scene less than five minutes later.
“The school was placed in a ‘lock down’ mode as a precautionary measure, pending the investigation and assessment of the situation.
“Two juvenile male students were detained in connection with the incident. Upon thorough investigation by the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office, which included interviewing multiple students and staff, and a search of the school campus, no evidence was discovered that would indicate the presence of a gun on the campus.
“As the investigation continued it was discovered that one of the juveniles involved in this disturbance was the suspect in an ongoing investigation currently being conducted by the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office; Criminal Investigations Division. That juvenile was taken into custody on charges unrelated to the disturbance at Boling High School.
“After the determination that there was not an ‘active shooter’ situation at Boling High School, the on campus fight between two students was turned over to the school administration to be dealt with in accordance with district policy.
“Students resumed normal activities within the hour.”
The County Gin will continue to follow this developing story and will release information as it becomes available.