Authorities are investigating a human smuggling ring after a group of illegal immigrants escaped a stash house and sought help at an elementary school just north of Mission.
It all happened at Paredes Elementary School off North Bentsen Palm Drive just north of Mile 7 North around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Investigators told Action 4 News that 14 immigrants escaped from a nearby stash house and went to the school for help.
The immigrants told investigators that they had been held against their will.
La Joya ISD officials told Action 4 News that authorities were notified but the school was not placed on lockdown and that students and staff were never in danger.
A search is on for the stash house and the men who held the immigrants against their will.