Incident at high school leads to lockdown

FLINT TWP. — Two letters sent home last week to parents of students at Carman-Ainsworth High School explained a situation that led to an allday lockdown on Friday, March 10.

The first letter from Superintendent Eddie Kindle, dated Thursday, March 9. notified parents of an incident at the high school involving one student that was immediately handled by the staff and Police Liaison Officer.

False rumors began circulating that the incident involved a weapon and a shooting, the letter stated. The letter emphasized that the rumors were false. No other students were involved.

“The intent of this communication is to inform you of one individual student displaying inappropriate behavior that was quickly addressed and to remind you to talk with your student about the importance of using social media appropriately,’” the letter concluded.

The second notice, also from Kindle, dated March 10, resulted from the previous day’s incident. It stated that CAHS and Atlantis High School both went into a Secure Mode Lockdown at about 9:15 a.m. “to investigate a potential safety concern brought on by yesterday’s incident which resulted in false accusations.”

The concerns were communicated to CAHS and Atlantis administrators, The School Resource Officer investigated. But as a precaution, both schools remained in secure lockdown for the rest of the school day. Lockdown mode usually addresses an internal building threat,

“As is customary student safety is our primary concern,” Kindle stated. He asked that anyone with questions or concerns to contact him at 810- 591-3205.

The letters did not provide detail on what the incident involved or the concerns expressed the next day. — Rhonda Sanders

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