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Earlier this afternoon the staff at Middletown High School was made aware of a threat of violence against the High School for tomorrow May 23rd, 2018. Below are 5 things you need to know about it.

  1. The threat only involved the underclassmen, it has nothing to do with the seniors.
  2. The High school is only closed for May 23rd, 2018 at this time.
  3. The School Resource Police Officers and staff have reviewed videotapes and have interviewed students regarding the threat.
  4. The Butler County School Safety Director and Emergency Management Agency are scanning social media and are taking all threats seriously.
  5. If you see something, say something. If you have any information about this threat- call the Middletown Police dispatch at 513-425-7700.

 

Their statement:

“This afternoon, staff at Middletown High School were alerted to a threat of violence against the High School for tomorrow, May 23, 2018. The threat is specific enough that we believe the safest option for our students and staff is to close the High School tomorrow.

Our School Resource Police Officers (SRO) and staff reviewed videotapes and interviewed students and staff. The Butler County School Safety Director and Emergency Management Agency (EMA) are using their resources to scan social media. At Middletown City Schools, we take all threats seriously and we will press charges.

We have been shown a sign of violence and we will act to keep our schools safe for all students and staff. We are encouraging parents to talk with their sons and daughters and report anything they might know to the Middletown Police Dispatch at 513-425-7700. That call will be kept confidential. As always, the safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority.

While we are saddened this is happening on the eve of our graduation celebration, we must keep our Middie family safe. We will have an increased police presence at graduation. Our focus tonight is celebrating our seniors and their successes.

Please know that today was an underclassmen only day and this had nothing to do with our seniors or our graduation.”
For more information: www.middletowncityschools.com