Palmer Ridge High School threat deemed not credible

MONUMENT, Colo. (KKTV) - A District 38 school upped its security presence Monday in response to an alleged threat to the school. The threat was identified and the person or people are no longer allowed on campus.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office was investigating the threat and says it wasn't credible. Deputies say no one was arrested or detained. They also state students and staff can attend school safely. D-38 says it will continue to monitor all safety concerns.

A D-38 spokeswoman said the tip regarding a threat against Palmer Ridge High School was received via Safe2Tell, an anonymous tip line for students to report threats and other violent situations. After investigating over the weekend, the tip was found "not actionable," but the district decided to put extra security in place at the school anyway, as a precaution.

"The safety of our students is our top priority," said spokeswoman Julie Stephen.

The school sent out the following letter to parents Monday:
PRHS Families,

Thank you for your trust and patience today.

As a follow-up to earlier communications from the District, we want to restate that the security threat was fully investigated and resolved.
Additionally, identified persons are not allowed on campus.
Security is always a priority, and while we cannot share details, please know that we work diligently and deliberately protecting our students.

As this school year draws to a close, end-of-the-year events will continue as scheduled.
We look forward to celebrating with our students.

PRHS Admin

The district also says there is heightened security in the last couple weeks of school because of pranks that take place. School is out for the summer starting next week.