The PORTA District is on heightened alert this morning after an investigation of an incident that occurred last evening. The Menard County Sheriff’s Department and PORTA Administration were made aware of an unusual situation that raised the cause for concern. The matter has been investigated over the late evening hours and all parties concerned believe there is no credible threat. But as a precaution, increased police presence at District buildings will be maintained and Staff has been notified of the situation and are on heightened alert as well. While the actions taken by the district and Menard County Sheriff's office might be excessive in this case, our main concern is the safety of students and staff.
We have every inclination that there is no credible threat at this time and our actions are precautionary at this time. If other information comes available that would change the alert status the district will notify families and the community immediately.
Matthew W. Brue