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Steubenville Superintendent Speaks Out About Threats

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -

School board members in Jefferson County are taking a proactive approach when it comes to dealing with threats. Thursday morning the Board of Education discussed the new plans they have in place.

Steubenville Superintendent Michael McVey spoke with 7News and said they are fully cooperating with the police investigation.

"We have been fully cooperating with the police investigation from day one in mid-August. It was a police case but with events that have precluded we decided to bring the media out at this time," said McVey. "We felt it was the time to do it we did not do it sooner because we didn't want to interfere with the case or with our regular school functions and school day."

McVey said their main goal is to keep students and faculty safe and provide excellent academics. Since the threat, they've added extra security at after school events as well as in the schools themselves.

Last night, an administrative counselor was hired to act as a liaison with current counselors and students while also expanding the education programs in their curriculum to raise awareness of sexual harassment and bullying.

Watch the full interview with Superintendent McVey here.