Patoka School Superintendent David Rademacher says the school district has been made aware of a possible threat of violence by a student.
In a Facebook post, Rademacher reports the Marion County Sheriff’s Department has been contacted and investigated the incident. At this time, he has been assured by law enforcement that students and staff are not in any immediate danger. Nevertheless, the Superintendent says student and staff safety is their top priority and they will continue to closely monitor the situation out of an abundance of caution.
Rademacher says the student who made the threat has been identified and is being dealt with through the disciplinary process of the school. He doesn’t want to go into more details because of student privacy laws.
Marion County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Andy Garden confirms the assessment that there is no current credible threat.
Rademacher is thanking the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and everyone who had a part in quickly resolving the situation. He says they will always take any threats seriously to ensure the safety of our students and staff.