School District confident in student safety after threat


September 21, 2023

The Petersburg School District said they are confident in the safety of students and staff at school, following a credible threat made by a student last Thursday.

The school responded to the threat with an investigation in cooperation with law enforcement.

The Petersburg Police Department told the Pilot there is no present danger to the school.

“We evaluated the threat and … we don’t see it as a threat to the students or to the public,” said PPD Chief Jim Kerr.

Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter told the Pilot that the situation began when a staff member heard general comments of violence bein...

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