School lockdowns throughout McAllen-ISD this afternoon, as police combed the area for a person of interest.

According to school district officials Bonham elementary, Escandon Elementary, and brown middle school were shut down a little before 3 p.m. today.

As McAllen police searched for an individual in the area. They add that at no time were students directly threatened. A controlled release was conducted about an hour later. Authorities were not available for immediate comment.