Alleged threat investigated

Publish Date: 11/24/2014
On Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, Kendall Elementary School was proactively placed into lockdown as police and administrators investigated an alleged threat.

School administrators received a concerning phone call about a possible weapon at the school, and Marion Police Department was contacted. As a proactive precaution, at about 12:50, the school was placed in a Level 2 lockdown, meaning traffic within the building was restricted, but classes and instruction continued as normal. This was a precautionary measure, and students were being monitored by adults at all times during the investigation.

It was discovered that a recirculating Facebook post from several weeks ago had caused Monday’s concern. Once police and administrators determined there was no reason to believe there was present danger, the lockdown was lifted at about 1:20 p.m. Monday. Police are continuing to investigate, and as always Marion Community Schools will cooperate with that investigation.

Safety of our students and staff is top priority at Marion Community Schools. We take all threats seriously. We ask anyone who knows anything that threatens the safety of our students or schools to contact school or district administrators. Our anonymous student/school safety hotline is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call or text 765-997-8585 or email hotline@marion.k12.in.us.