Morton Ranch High School in Katy, one of several schools where students walked out of class Thursday to protest teacher layoffs, was put on lockdown this morning when more students left class, a school district spokesman said.
School officials told students to return to class or leave the campus. Katy Independent School District communications officer Steve Stanford said the lockdown was intended to prevent further class disruption.
“Basically the situation got out of hand,” Stanford said. “In order to keep order, the kids were kept inside.”
Students were dismissed on time for a scheduled early dismissal at 11:30 a.m.