PITTSBURG — A threat found in a textbook Wednesday at Pittsburg High School has been deemed “not credible” after an investigation was conducted by the USD250 Administration, the Pittsburg Police Department and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department according to a release from the district.
Wednesday, Pittsburg High School administrators were made aware of a threat located in a textbook, the release said.
Administrators immediately began working with the Pittsburg Police and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Departments to conduct an investigation. The person responsible has been identified and the threat was deemed not credible.
In an email, Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak said that while he could not get into the specifics of the “threat”, it was quickly determined there was no danger.
“A juvenile suspect has been identified and investigators are pursuing criminal charges,” he said, Thursday. “While the case remains under investigation, it has been determined that this poses no credible threat to the students or staff of any of the USD 250 schools.”
In the release, Pittsburg Community Schools Superintendent Destry Brown said any such threat is taken seriously.
“The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority,” he said. “Any threat against our students or staff is taken seriously and is not tolerated.”
In accordance with the school handbook, students who make threats will be subject to discipline up to and including suspension or expulsion, according to the release.