April 24, 2018
Official Statement from the Office of the Superintendent
Yesterday, Monday, April 23, 2018, we received an anonymous letter addressed to me at the CUSD Administrative Building, 201 W. Clay Street. The letter conveyed a threat to the safety of persons attending the annual May Dance, a community event sponsored by the Tepee organization held each year at Collinsville High School.
Upon receipt of the letter, the Collinsville Police Department was immediately contacted and an investigation was initiated with the hopes of identifying the author. The investigation is ongoing.
The Collinsville Police Department is in contact with the FBI and US Postal Service. The CPD and Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 take threats very seriously. We work in consultation to assess each situation and act in the best interest of our students.
The dance, scheduled for May 5, is sponsored by and supports Collinsville Tepee, a non-profit organization that operates the local youth center. Over the course of the next two weeks, the CPD, Unit 10 officials and Tepee leaders will be in regular contact to strategize the best course of action to take.
We feel confident the source of this threat will be identified. In the meantime, we wanted to share this information with our school families and members of the community.
As the investigation continues, we commit to follow-up as appropriate with any additional information we discover. Anyone with information that may help uncover the source of this letter should contact the Collinsville Police Department at 618-344-2131.
Dr. Robert Green, Superintendent
Collinsville Community Unit School District #10