The Lake Travis Independent School District custodian whose report of a gunman Friday prompted a lockdown of the district's middle and high schools is being placed on paid administrative leave, district officials said Monday.
Spokesman Marco Alvarado said he believed the custodian reported for work as usual Monday but would be placed on leave today. Interviews and a review of surveillance video have not backed up the claims of the woman, whose name was not released.
"There's nothing to substantiate her claims," Alvarado said. He also said placing employees on leave is standard procedure in such cases and that the district is continuing to investigate the incident.
"This is the person that made the claim, so we have to start with that," he said.
High school Principal Kim Brents declined to characterize the incident as a hoax.
"I would call it a report that's under investigation," Brents said.
The Travis County sheriff's department is also continuing its investigation.
The custodian told an on-site sheriff's deputy that she saw a man with a gun in a men's bathroom in the middle school, officials have said. That prompted two wide-scale searches of the middle school involving SWAT personnel and dogs during the lockdown, which lasted more than three hours.
On Monday, Brents praised the conduct of students, staff and emergency responders, saying last summer's training on emergencies for district staff and local law enforcement paid off.