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Pittsburg ISD placed on lockdown following police tip confusion

From Staff Reports
Oct. 14, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.
Updated Oct. 14, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.


Pittsburg ISD was unnecessarily placed on lock down Tuesday morning for a little over an hour following confusion over an FBI tip.

A Texarkana FBI agent picked up an online threat outside of San Francisco, California where there is also a Pittsburg High School with the same spelling as the northeast Texas school.

The threat stated someone would carry out a school shooting.

Several students were mentioned by name in the threat and none of those students are enrolled at the Texas school Pittsburg ISD Superintendent Judy Pollan said in a statement.

“Let me assure you that we took this as a viable threat and certainly made it our top priority to protect our students and staff,” Pollan said. “We are extremely thankful that the threat proved not to be towards Pittsburg Texas ISD.”

Three suspects were taken into custody by the Pittsburg California Police Department according to a statement from the Pittsburg Texas Chief of Police Richard Penn.

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