Superintendent: ‘No credible evidence’ of threats

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. — Paintsville Independent Schools Superintendent David Gibson today responded to numerous rumors of threats at Paintsville High School, saying there is no evidence of any danger.

“We have received word of possible threats being made,” Gibson said in a statement released by Paintsville Independent Schools today. “We have thoroughly investigated each of those rumors and have found no credible evidence of any threats.”

Gibson added that he understands the fears parents have, and for that reason, he is taking additional steps to assure school safety.

“I have asked local authorities to be on campus today to ensure the safest possible environment for our students and to ease everyone’s fears …” Gibson said. “As superintendent of Paintsville Schools and a parent of students at both the elementary and high school, I can assure you that we will every possible precaution to keep our students safe.”

However, with no evidence of any credible threats, Gibson said classes will proceed as normal.