PITTSBURG — Pittsburg High School saw increased law enforcement presence Monday, in response to recent threats, but the day went smoothly.
Officer presence was increased at the high school following two threats, one made by word of mouth and one found in a textbook, in the past two weeks.
The first threat was deemed to pose no credible danger to the school, and a suspect was identified. According to a release last Wednesday, the person responsible for the second threat was also identified.
Even with the threats resolved, the school still saw increased law enforcement presence from both Pittsburg Police Department and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office — both of which assisted the school district with the investigations into the threats.
Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak declined to discuss tactics, but confirmed that CRSO and PPD worked together. He said attention to all building entrances was a priority.
According to a district spokesperson, high school staff treated the day like any other, and the day went smoothly.
— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.