Perry Parents and Community Members:

It was brought to our attention this morning by the Perry Police Department that an Edison Middle School student made a comment that caused concern. The situation was immediately addressed. Everything is okay and everyone is safe, no one was ever in danger. That incident, however, resulted in action taken by the police that is detailed in the post below. 

 We need to come together and stop instances like this from occurring. Parents and guardians, please have a discussion with your child(ren) to ensure they understand that any statement/action which creates fear, anxiety and/or causes significant public alarm within the Perry Local Schools will not be tolerated.

Students must be aware of the language they are using and the potential negative effects it could have.

The safety and well-being of our students, staff and community members is our top priority.

Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

See below for an updated to the press release from the Perry Township Police Department.

We received several questions on why a lockdown was not initiated during this incident. In an effort to clear this up, we received this information at 6:19 am in advance of the school day. Through the teamwork of our patrol officers and school resource officers, we were able to take immediate action, in this case, this morning closing it with an arrest. Keep in mind that the Perry Township Police Department and Perry Local Schools stay in regular contact together and it has been consistent to place the safety of our children, staff, and administrators as a top priority during any emergency.

The original press release can be found on The Perry Township Police Department Facebook page.