MAPS responds to alleged threat at Merrill High School
The Merrill Area Public Schools wants to inform parents and community members of an alleged threat to student safety that occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning, the high school administration was made aware of an incident in which a student was alleged to have said that he was going to bring a gun to school.
“We take this type of circumstance very seriously,” said Superintendent Wally Leipart. “Law enforcement was contacted immediately, and an investigation was started prior to the start of school. As a result of the initial investigation, it was determined that no gun was on campus and no real threat to public safety existed; therefore, students were safe to remain at school and classes will continue as scheduled.
“Our resource officer and the Merrill Police Department have assisted with the situation and we will continue to cooperate with Merrill Police Department’s investigation of the incident. At this time there is no known threat. All precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of students, staff or the community.”
All inquiries by parents or community members can be referred to the MAPS district office at (715) 5364581, ext 10002.