A written bomb threat discovered in the PBL High School building prompted an investigation and increased security today (Tuesday).
Superintendent Cliff McClure reported the day’s activities went well; the students and staff were great, he said. The investigation was carried out and “little instruction time was lost” as a result of the investigation.
Paxton Police and the Champaign County Sheriff’s department conducted a search. Students’ back-packs were searched and metal detectors were used as students entered the building this morning.
A written bomb threat was discovered in the building by a school custodian Monday evening.
The superintendent’s office sent an automated message to parents early Tuesday morning informing them of the situation. The message discovered in the building referred to a bombing at 9 am Wednesday.
The bomb threat continued to be investigated by police and PBL administration Tuesday.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Paxton police or PBL administration.