FBI Dallas
Public Affairs Officers Melinda Urbina and Katie Chaumont
(972) 559-5629 / (972) 559-5699
April 25, 2024

Statement by Special Agent in Charge Chad Yarbrough

FBI Dallas recognizes the critical community messaging expressed by Arlington Police Department Chief Al Jones following the tragic shooting at Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

I echo his plea to secure all firearms and to report concerning behavior to law enforcement or school officials.

Chief Jones explained that numerous resources are available to law enforcement, and that can include intervention apart from arrests and incarceration. Ultimately, we all want to divert from violent outcomes and get resources directly to the point of need—including the use of multidisciplinary tools like the FBI’s Threat Assessment and Threat Management (TATM ) approach or Victim Services.

FBI Dallas always stands ready to support investigations and respond to potential threats throughout the territory we serve, but our greatest need is to harness the power of community support which is essential to fulfill our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the U.S. Constitution. We all have a responsibility to bring justice for victims and to make our communities safer for everyone.

Anyone with information about violence and criminal activity may call our office at (972) 559-500 or ‪1-800-CALL-FBI (1-‪800-225-5324) to verbally report tips and information. You may also submit information online at tips.fbi.gov .