This Morning, February 22, 2018, the administration became aware of what is now known as a rumor of a threat of violence. This rumor is unsubstantiated and originated on social media out of Jacksonville Illinois and referenced the reported threat at SHS. The PORTA Administration and Menard county Sheriff’s office have interviewed students who perpetuated the rumor and are now working with Morgan County authorities to determine the origin of the rumor.
The PORTA District wants to make clear there is no direct threat to our students at this time and we very much appreciate all the help we have received from parents and students in this case to help us deal with this developing rumor. The only way we can keep all our students safe is to share information we see on Social Media. Please talk with your children and continue to monitor their activities so that you can help them make wise decisions about sharing even the most innocuous of threats. Nothing is too small to share with our first responders and District Administration.