Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

May 23, 2014

Search for THS threat comes up empty

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah Public Schools officials and police officers investigating a “generic threat” at Tahlequah High School said the ensuing search of the campus has come up empty.

Wednesday night, parents received notification a written threat had been found by a staff member on the campus earlier that evening. Police conducted two thorough searches of the campus, one Wednesday night and another Thursday morning, and found no evidence of a threat.

“We had an increased law enforcement presence this morning who searched the campus again,” said TPS Superintendent Lisa Presley. “Additionally, we have very few students on campus. The seniors are out and many students are exempt from taking finals.”

Presley reiterated the importance of notifying parents when they feel an issue arises.

“We felt like it wasn’t a credible threat, but you have to take them seriously,” said Presley. “We want to be transparent and let folks know what’s going on.”

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