Heightened security remains in place at Prairie Central High School and will until further notice. Extra measures, including a police presence, were put in place last week because of a perceived threat on a Facebook page. Someone claiming to be a student created a Facebook page that made vague references to well-known acts of school violence. When the pages were shown to district officials, they decided action was in order.
Prairie Central parents last night received notification that the security measures imposed last week would remain in place. School officials have stressed throughout the situation that there hasn't been any direct threat toward the school or any of its employees or students, and that the measures are precautionary.