PRATT COUNTY — A school secretary remains jailed on a $500,000 Bond for alleged criminal threat against schools in Pratt.
On November 6, staff members at Pratt High School received a bomb threat from an unidentified person(s) through a fictitious e-mail account. In response, school administrators contacted officers of the Pratt Police Department and began planning for the evacuation of school students and staff and the cancellation of school events. The district did not have school on November 7, due to the threat.
After officers of the Pratt Police Department, assisted by Troopers
from the Kansas Highway Patrol and their canine partners, conducted a
search of all USD 382 facilities and found no device as indicated by the e-mail.
On November 8, acting on information obtained through a cooperative
investigation by school officials and local enforcement officers, police arrested
32-year-old Claudia Rodriguez-Oviedo on felony charges of Aggravated
Criminal Threat and Unlawful use of computers.
On Tuesday, the Pratt County Attorney’s office refused to make any comment on her status or when she might make a future court appearance.