Houston Schools

The Houston School District will take safety precautions again Thursday as a manhunt continues for a suspected murderer in Texas County. But Dr. Allen Moss, the district’s superintendent, said appears to be no threats to students or staff.

Dr. Allen Moss, superintendent of Houston Schools

Moss said HHS principal Amy Smith received information Wednesday morning from the Texas County Sheriff’s Department related to the Tuesday night shooting southwest of Licking that killed one man and left another critically injured. The suspect, Daniel Campbell, 39, is still sought by authorities.

“They did not feel like there were any threats or any concerns,” Moss said. “We took some steps on our part to do some extra things to provide supervision.”

HHS assistant principal Eric Sloan said extra school personnel watched students transition between classes Wednesday. Outdoor lunches were not allowed. At the elementary school, all recesses were held indoors.

Moss said it was an otherwise normal day. He expects the same Thursday.

“I had one staff member that said they were not aware of the things we were doing and didn’t notice any changes in the students,” Moss said. “That’s what we wanted to do –– provide some extra supervision without interrupting the day.”

Houston dismisses at 12:34 Thursday for parent-teacher conferences and is not in session Friday or Monday.

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