Statement regarding MHS/MRCC incident

Publish Date: 11/13/2019

On the afternoon of Nov. 12, Marion Regional Career Center and Marion High School administrators were made aware of an argument between two students in an MRCC classroom that led to an assault with a small blade. Administrators took action immediately to remove one student from the school, and the other student was treated at the hospital for a minor injury. Marion Community Schools is cooperating with local law enforcement as they continue to investigate this incident.

Marion Community Schools does not tolerate weapons of any sort on campus. Any student found to be in possession of such an item is subject to expulsion, in accordance with school rules.

Marion Community Schools takes all reports of threats seriously. Safety of our students is top priority. All reports of threats are investigated. We are committed to a safe and healthy learning environment.

We would like to take this opportunity to urge anyone who notices anything suspicious while at one of our schools or at a school event to contact the nearest MCS employee immediately. In addition, we ask anyone who knows anything that threatens the safety of our students or schools to contact school or district administrators at any time. Contact information for all of our buildings is available here. 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