The Board of Education of Sterling Public Schools met Monday night. They accepted Dottie Heusman's resignation as superintendent of Sterling Public Schools.

The Sterling School District will retain an interim superintendent and will conduct a full-scale search for a permanent replacement beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

"The principal is in charge of the school building and he is the appropriate contact for parents and patrons who have questions or concerns about school administration," Sterling School Board said.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office told Channel 8 Eyewitness News there was a hit list of students and teachers. It was discovered after a student reported it to the principal and superintendent of Sterling High School that a classmate threatened to kill her.

The crowd Monday night was much smaller than a couple weeks ago but one parent says the resignation is a move in the right direction.

"They were doing the right things, like I said for the children and for the community to try to heal what has been broken," Sterling High School Parent, Rebecca Cambron said.

Board members were not allowed to comment. A few weeks ago, a lot of parents gave their two cents on the serious situation saying the school did not immediately report a threat to police.

The superintendent's resignation was the only item on Monday night's agenda and every board member voted for it.