February 20, 2018 – Junction City Middle School Issue

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JUNCTION CITY, KAN. – On February 20, 2018, district officials were made aware of a threat made by a student at the Junction City Middle School. This threat is no longer a danger to the students and staff of JCMS. USD 475 has provided the following timeline in order to keep our Geary County Schools community better informed.

At the end of the school day on February 19, 2018 – A middle school student made a threat and staff immediately began to investigate. Junction City Middle School staff met with the student and determined that though the threat did not appear credible, disciplinary action was still appropriate.

During the evening of February 19, 2018 – Junction City Police Department was contacted and began to investigate. JCPD developed cause for action.

On the morning of February 20, 2018 – Members of the Junction City Police Department arrived at Junction City Middle School as a show of support for school staff, students, and families. Police on scene were not there because of any imminent danger. No police action took place within the school.

Geary County Schools USD 475 would like to take this opportunity to reiterate to community just how important we find safety and security for our students and staff.

USD 475 also holds valuable the importance of accurate reporting and appreciate the support of our Geary County Schools community as we have collected and distributed information related to this issue.

Geary County Schools would also like to express our great appreciation for the partnerships we have with local emergency response and law enforcement.