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Statement from Dr. Stephens about ACMS Soft Lockdown

From Dr. Pamela Stephens, Superintendent
Adair County Schools

This afternoon, Adair County Middle School entered a soft lockdown due to an assault in a restroom. The incident involved a knife and occurred when a male student assaulted another male student. We are relieved to report that the victim of the assault is okay. The case has been turned over to Columbia City Police for investigation.

We wanted you to know about this so that you can speak with your child(ren) about this and address any of their concerns. If your child has concerns, we encourage them to speak to someone, whether at home or at school. Principals, counselors and teachers are wonderful people to help console students and make them feel wanted and safe in our buildings. Please know that we have several safety precautions in place and always want our students, parents and staff to know that safety is our top priority.

Actions like this will not be tolerated within Adair County Schools and any issue that poses a safety concern to our students or staff will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law.

This story was posted on 2022-01-25 20:57:08
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