Wittenberg Today; No Evidence of Credible Threat 31 Oct 17

On a day that 10% of Lincoln High Parents kept their children home from school, Thief River Falls Police Chief Dick Wittenberg and Deputy Chief Craig Mattson joined students for lunch in the LHS Cafetiria / Commons; a show of support and confidence as the investigation continues into a possible threat of gun violence at LHS.

Chief Wittenberg told our News Room today investigators have not turned up any evidence of a credible threat to staff or students; although Wittenberg says he is happy with the way administrators have handled the potential threat reported to school officials Monday.

Police Resource Officers, District Staff and Investigators have been on top of the situation, first reported by a student to their parent, then to school officials; a conversation overheard; the speaker unidentified; threatening to bring a firearm to school with intent to harm tomorrow, on November 1st.

Ultimately, Wittenberg he feels the High School is safe, saying he continues to send his own child to school; and with all the heightened security and extra attention “this may be one of the safest weeks to be in school.”