MEADVILLE — The Meadville R-4 School District is stepping up security following an alleged threat against the school on Friday, Feb. 16. I
MEADVILLE — The Meadville R-4 School District is stepping up security following an alleged threat against the school on Friday, Feb. 16. In a letter shared on the school’s Facebook page Friday evening, Superintendent Ron Holcer stated that the school’s administration was made aware of a threat against the school on Friday. “After confirming the validity of the threat, law enforcement was contacted and all procedures were followed to ensure the safety of our school district,” Holcer stated in the letter. Beginning today (Tuesday), all exterior doors will be continually locked throughout the day. Law enforcement will be on the site at various times throughout the day, including bus loading and unloading, the letter stated. “The administration would like to thank our students and staff for their immediate action in reporting this incident,” the letter stated. “We are making every effort, with all available resources, to keep the Meadville R-IV School District safe. Our top priority is the safety of our students and staff.” The Linn County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the matter is under investigation and that precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of the students and staff at the school. No charges relating to this incident had been filed as of Monday afternoon, according to Linn County authorities.