Threat not credible at Pueblo County High School

 Photo courtesy: District 70
Photo courtesy: District 70 (KKTV)
Published: Feb. 21, 2018 at 2:56 PM MST
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School District 70 confirmed a threat that was discovered in a bathroom at Pueblo County High School on Monday. Soon after the announcement, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office deemed the threat not credible.

The district says someone wrote graffiti in one of the boy's bathroom at the school that read "Don't come to school 2/19/18." Some people interpreted the threat to mean Feb. 19, others thought it was code for Feb. 21 by adding 2 and 19 together. A third of students did not attend Pueblo County High School on Wednesday because of the graffiti.

"There was nobody at school today because we were all shaken up because of what was written in the bathroom," Genesis Ramirez, a student at Pueblo County High School, told 11 News. "So it's just really inconsiderate of them [the person or people who wrote the graffiti]. I know teachers will do their job and keep us safe."

11 News was made aware of the graffiti Tuesday at about 5 p.m. 11 News reached out to both District 70 and the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office for more information Tuesday night. The threat was confirmed to 11 News Wednesday afternoon.

"We did everything we could with the students who did attend school there today," explained Ed Smith, the superintendent for District 70. "We had sheriff's officers there, we had administrators; all our teachers were on hyper-caution."

The school district says no arrests have been made in the case and it remains under investigation. Extra security was provided on Tuesday and Wednesday. As of Wednesday afternoon, school was scheduled to resume as normal Thursday with extra deputies on the campus.

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