PITTSBURG — Pittsburg High School administrators were made aware of a threat Tuesday, spurring more police presence at the school.
According to a release from the superintendent's office, administrators are working with the Pittsburg Police and Crawford County Sheriff’s departments which are conducting an investigation.
“We want to reassure our community that the safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priority,” Pittsburg Community Schools Superintendent Destry Brown said in the release. “Any threat against our students or staff is taken seriously and is not tolerated. We are grateful to our student body who also take all threats seriously and report them.”
An increased police presence will be visible at PHS starting Wednesday. All students and staff will be required to enter through the main entrance. All students will be required to have their bags checked by law enforcement.
The nature of the threat and how it was communicated to administrators was not released.
In accordance with the school handbook, students who make threats will be subject to discipline up to and including suspension or expulsion.
The investigation is ongoing and any information about this threat should be reported to Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700 or the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department at (620) 724-8274 or to school administration.
No additional information was available at press time.