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Fenton AGS Middle School Remains in Secure Mode after Possible Threat Found

Students were asked to leave their backpacks at home on Friday.

Fenton's Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School remains in secure mode after a possible threat was found Wednesday at the school.

At the end of school Wednesday, something suspicious was found written in the eighth-grade boys bathroom, according to a letter from AGS principal Heidie Ciesielski posted on the Fenton Schools’ website.

Fenton Police conducted a building sweep and determined the threat was low risk. The letter stated that police advised school officials to continue activities and school the next day.

“The safety of our students and staff is very important and will always be our first priority.  We will continue our secured mode throughout the day January 10, 2013 and January 11, 2013,” the letter stated.

Students were asked to leave their backpacks at home on Friday and bring any necessary items in a clear Zip-Lock bag or plastic grocery bag.

“We realize that recent events and security measures have caused some weariness and at times an inconvenience. Please know that our top priority is the safety of our students and staff. As we continue to work through this unfortunate situation your patience and understanding is sincerely appreciated,” the announcement said.

Robert Marr January 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM
The lock down sounds like a good idea, but we have to wonder what has been done to deal with a lunatic who enters the schools, loaded with guns, one who is willing to die for his cause. How will that situation be addressed? Does it happen so seldom that we, as parents should be willing to take the risk?
Don January 12, 2013 at 03:59 PM
A kid wrote on the bathroom wall, "this school blows."
Teachyourchildrenwell January 14, 2013 at 08:15 PM
A stupid kid that inconvenienced and entier school. I hope someone rats him out and his parents and the boy are charged the expenses us tax payers will endure for extra law enforcement and security measures that had to be taken. Oh and the boy should pay everyone back who had to get hot lunch because lunch bags were not allowed.

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