At 8:23 AM, the Mitchell Public Safety received an urgent call from the Suicide Hotline based in Kansas City. The hotline reported a concerning message they had received, indicating a potential threat to an individual’s safety. The report suggested that the individual was armed and posed a threat to himself. The location was quickly traced to the Career and Technical Education building on the Mitchell High School (MHS) campus.
In a remarkable display of efficiency and coordination, Mitchell PD responded to the situation within five minutes of the initial call. Simultaneously, school officials took immediate action to ensure the safety of everyone on campus. The student in question was promptly identified and removed from the premises.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that the initial report was, in fact, a false alarm. There was no weapon, and no imminent threat of suicide or violence. The situation, though initially alarming, was swiftly addressed thanks to the rapid response and cooperation between Mitchell Public Safety and school officials.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of vigilance and quick action in maintaining the safety and well-being of our school community. We commend the professionalism and efficiency displayed by all parties involved in this incident.