Update 12:44 p.m.

The lockdown of three Grapevine-Colleyville ISD schools has been lifted, and local police have revealed that their investigation was elicited by a bomb threat against the town’s nearby synagogue.

Colleyville’s police department had responded to the area after receiving reports that a bomb threat had been emailed to a member of security for the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue. DFW’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit was also deployed, and a search of the scene by its K9s did not uncover any explosives.

Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue has already been the target of a terrorist attack — in 2022, as The Dallas Express reported at the time.

GCISD first announced the lockdown just after 11:30 a.m. on Friday, though the reasoning behind the precaution was initially unclear.

Shortly afterward, the Colleyville Police Department posted on social media regarding its investigation and noting it had placed Colleyville Elementary and Middle schools and Bridges Accelerated Learning Center into “Secure mode.”

The lockdown remained in place as police investigated the area surrounding the synagogue.

Slightly under an hour later, Colleyville PD released the schools from lockdown after determining the area was clear.

12:18 p.m.

Several Grapevine-Colleyville ISD schools are under lockdown while authorities respond to an apparent situation at Colleyville Synagogue, the scene of a hostage situation in 2022.

Colleyville police ordered the lockdown of several schools Friday just before noon, with Colleyville Elementary, Colleyville Middle, and Bridges/Vista/PDEC still “in a ‘Secure'” as of press time.

Authorities are investigating a situation in the 6100 block of Pleasant Run, where the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue is located. This was the scene of an 11-hour standoff with a gunman, Malik Faisal Akram, in a hostage situation involving four people. The incident remains burned in the memories of the local community, as previously covered in The Dallas Express.

The past two weeks have seen a string of violent incidents at Dallas-Fort Worth area schools, one of which led to the death of an 18-year-old student named Etavion Barnes at Bowie High School in Arlington. The alleged shooter, a 17-year-old student named Julian Howard, has been booked on murder charges.

The Dallas Express will provide updates on the situation at Colleyville Synagogue.