Friday, January 11, 2013
RICH HILL THREAT PRESS RELEASE FROM BATES COUNTY SHERIFF CHAD ANDERSON
On 1/11/2013 the Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a parent reporting that his son was threatened by another student. The threat, which was reported that a student was going to shoot the other student. The Rich Hill Police Department, Bates County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the school and was on scene within a few minutes. The Rich Hill School District was immediately notified and the staff acted quickly to place the school into lockdown.
Once everyone was identified those subjects were removed from the school and transported to the Sheriff’s Office waiting for the arrival of the Juvenile Officers. Authorities made several searches at which time no firearms were located on the premises. The school was then released off lockdown and returned to normal activities.
The case is being investigated by the Rich Hill Police Department and the Bates County Juvenile Office.