Updated: Monday, 04 Feb 2013, 7:10 PM EST
Published : Monday, 04 Feb 2013, 12:25 PM EST
LINTON, Ind. (WTHI) - We brought you the initial story Sunday night.
Linton Police told News 10 that Linton-Stockton schools were being placed on lock down based on information received at the police department.
Now, according to a release from the Linton-Stockton School Corporation Superintendent Nick Karazsia, one of the elementary school principals, Mr. Brewer, received information about a possible threat to the students for Monday, February 04, 2013.
"Over the weekend, the investigation continued," Karazsia said. "We felt that it would be in the best interest and safety of school and students to go to a lock down today."
Principal Brewer contacted the Linton Police Department immediately. The department continues working alongside the school corporation on this investigation.
The school lock downs include heightened security in all buildings and increased police presence.
The Linton Police Department reports approximately six officers were used throughout the school day to monitor each building. One officer was in each of the three buildings throughout the entire school day.
The release did not mention any specific names or places involved in the threat; however, school officials and police would like to reassure parents and guardians that they are working diligently to provide a safe school environment.
"We have to be careful not to give out too much information because it's a fine line," Karazsia said.
"You really don't want to compromise the investigation that's going on but you do want to inform parents of what's happening."
"They have to trust us that the school, all schools, are going to do what they can to keep their students and staff safe. That's every schools number one priority."
The release concluded, “We investigate every rumor or threat. [Every] threat is taken very seriously, because we care very deeply about the safety of every student and staff member in our schools.”
Moving forward, the school corporation does not expect to utilize a lockdown on Tuesday; however, the Linton Police Department reports they will likely be on hand at the schools throughout the day.
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