Borger ISD issues statement regarding balloon incident

The Borger Independent School District has issued a statement regarding a balloon incident that occurred at Borger High School prior to spring break.BISD Superintendent Chance Welch said that since the incident was originally reported, all leads have been thoroughly investigated.“For the past three weeks, a crime stoppers award has been offered, which resulted in one tip,” he said. “No evidence has been obtained related to the original report.”Welch said the investigation is ongoing.Back in March, Roper Cox attended the BISD school meeting on behalf of her son, who was hit with a urine-filled balloon during a water balloon fight at Borger High School.She said she called the high school and was told the principal would call her back before noon, but her call was not returned. She went up to the school to speak with him and was told once she arrived that he would call her back before school was out, but again her call was not returned.Officials at the school administration building told Cox the principal would call her back. The principal told her at first that he was not aware of what had taken place, but later admitted he knew what had happened.She told the board at the meeting that her son has an autoimmune disease, and the last things he needs is to have other people’s bodily fluids thrown on him.At the time, board president Robert Bradley assured her the district would handle the incident and it would not be swept under the rug.